Apache User Authentication

UCAS Web Authentication

Accessing protected documents on UCAR web sites

To access any protected document on a UCAR web site, you need to use your UCAR Central Authentication Service (UCAS) password. This is the same password you use to access your time card. Most of these protected documents have the word "internal" somewhere in their URL which automatically triggers WEG Apache-based websites to authenticate the user. Drupal and other web applications are an exception to that and have their own mechanisms for protecting content using role-based authorization.

To access a protected document on a UCAR webserver

  1. In order to access protected web pages, your browser will need accept cookies. This is the default for most browsers.
  2. Use your web browser as you normally do to access the protected web page (eg. https://www.ucar.edu/inside/internal/pc/index.html)
  3. You will be asked for your login id and password. Enter your username and UCAS password. This is the same password you use to access your UCAR time card. Click the "OK" button.
  4. Your browser should now display the protected document you requested.

Note: If you are accessing a directory or the index.html file in a directory, and your link did not end with a slash (/), then you may see another popup warning that "You have requested an insecure document that was originally designated a secure document...." This warning appears because the webserver must perform a redirect through an insecure document to supply the missing slash character. Click the "Continue Loading" button to proceed to the document you requested.