Between this idea and Todd Grimason's pointer to mod_log_config, I may be
getting closer! I didn't want to look at mod_webkit.c if I could avoid it.
I will try various flavors of cookies, headers, or environment variables to
populate that field. The only thing I'm fuzzy on is how to put a '-' in the
field if the cookie/header/env-var isn't set...
I'll follow up to the list if I get something working.
David Hancock | dhancock@... | 410-266-4384
From: Peter Lyons [mailto:pete@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 10:29 PM
Subject: [Webware-discuss] Re: Using HTTP Basic Authentication (without the
Is it possible to configure Apache to log the "Cookie" headers? If you
can get the session IDs from the request Cookie headers into the logs,
you've got a shot. What you would need to do is keep a separate record
of when each session begins and ends, and who the user was. This is to
account for the fact that session IDs can be re-used across time. Then
you can later run a batch process to cross correlate between the
datestamp and session ID in the apache logs against the date interval,
session ID, and username in your custom log, perhaps creating a version
of the apache log that has the username swapped in for the session id
like your example.
P.S. if you have a significant number of users refusing session cookies
and storing them in the URLs, you would need to try to configure apache
to log those as well, and enhance your munger script accordingly.
David Hancock wrote:
If you're wondering why this is important... We'd like to know when our
users are active via the Apache access_log, and we want to use log analysis
tools (such as Webtrends) to examine user paths through the site, exit
points, etc. If we could just replace the second hyphen in the Apache log
line with the userid (example shown below, userid is oncall)
fwl03anp.xax.net - oncall [08/Jun/2003:20:00:15 +0000]...
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