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Q. Problems with HSphere/H-Sphere from Positive Software

A. ISAPI filters are expected to behave "well", ie pass on all information that they don't use to the next filter. This is true for all filters, doubly so for Medium priority filters, triply so for High priority filters.

HSphere or H-Sphere installs a High priority filter called htaccess.dll. This filter behaves badly - it strips out Basic Authentication information regardless of whether it uses the data or not.

Low priority, well behaved filters like AuthentiX thus do not have access to this information, and operations like CurrentUserName will not work properly because of H-Sphere. Contact H-Sphere to report this bug to them.

Open Tech Support Question at https://www.psoft.net/support/
8/30/05
id 3041-RYJB-2428

Latest response from psoft 9/2/05:
" You can delete htaccess.dll filter on your own mind, but the reason of this issue is that we did not support AuthentiX at all.
Dmitry Yatsyk
Windows Developer Team
Positive Software Corporation"

Not a particularly positive response.

In my opinion, not supporting another product should not mean disabling it.
I would urge that you contact them at support@psoft.net.

Possible workaround:
I have not tried this, but making the dll Low Priority and after the AuthentiX filter may help.

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