Using the mod_form_auth module in Apache HTTPD 2.4.3, I am looking for a way to have the user redirected to their original desired target after completing a login.

That is, if I have a

<Location /protected>
   ... form auth config here

the user might browse to /protected/a, or to protected/b. In either case, they will be presented with the login form. However, as far as I can see, I must specific a single 'success' URL. I'm wondering if I'm missing some Apache feature that would allow me to, for example, cause the redirect to the login form go to something like:


via some syntax on the AuthForLoginRequiredLocation statement?


You need to use the AuthFormLocation directive.

The AuthFormLocation directive specifies the name of an HTML field which, if present, will contain a URL to redirect the browser to should login be successful.

  • how would that field end up containing the correct original URL that the user navigated to? – bmargulies Sep 21 '12 at 19:03
  • I imagine you will need to write this out using your server-side script. As I understand it AuthFormLoginRequiredLocation overrides the ErrorDocument directive. In an error document you can refer to $_SERVER['REQUESTED_URI'] (PHP) to get the originally requested URL - does this work for you? – MrWhite Sep 21 '12 at 22:03

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