CGI/1.0: authentication

Rob McCool (
Wed, 8 Dec 1993 02:49:13 -0600

I have added YAEV, Yet Another Environment Variable to the CGI spec: AUTH_TYPE.
This is the protocol-specific method used to authenticate the user. The value
of this variable would determine what is in the AUTH_USER variable (for
instance, if it was public key authentication, this may be the user's public

Any problems with this?