Asset Host Authentication

I'm having a problem using assets generated by actions that require
authentication. For each asset server i must authenticate with the
server. Is there a way to automate the authentication process? Or even
authenticate for each asset host at the same time as the initial
login.

Thanks,
joe

Any thoughts?

Hi Joe,

I'm having a problem using assets generated by actions that require
authentication. For each asset server i must authenticate with the
server. Is there a way to automate the authentication process? Or even
authenticate for each asset host at the same time as the initial
login.

If you're talking HTTP authentication, then there isn't a way around
that. Each server is uniquely keyed and requires separate
authentication. You'll need some sort of session-based authentication
instead.

The thing is, it's on the same server. I have separate sub domains so
that the browser can open more than 2 requests at a time. Here are the
domains i have set up on the same server.

asset0.mydomain.com
asset1.mydomain.com
asset2.mydomain.com

with the main host being

webapp.mydomain.com

I'm processing images using RMagick in an action and some of these
images can be confidential. So it must be done in an action. The
problem is that for each asset host it prompts me with an HTTP basic
authentication box. I imagine this might have something to do with the
cookie store and domain. Any thoughts with this new information?

Anyone?