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Preventing wireless phone user's userid and password from being written to the access_log

(Last modified: 30Jul2003)

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GroupWise 6.5

Novell GroupWise WebAccess 6.5


Preventing wireless phone user's userid and password from being written to the access_log


When wireless phone users login to GroupWise Webaccess the userid and password are recorded in the webserver's access_log file.

The access_log is located //server/sys/apache/logs/access_log

It is not a problem for FRAMES or SIMPLE templates. 

GroupWise Webaccess users using their desktop or laptop computers do NOT have this problem.

Only happens with WML & HDML.

Only happens when using Wireless Phones.


Workaround for webserver logging, until GW 6.5 SP1 can be applied:

This can be configured through the LogFormat and CustomLog directives in the HTTPD.conf file.  Turning off the access_log is done by commenting out the CustomLog directive that defines it.  Altering the content of the access log is done by changing the LogFormat directive that corresponds to the access_log's CustomLog entry.  Both of these directives are documented at

LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
CustomLog logs/access_log common


Apply GroupWise Webaccess 6.5 SP1


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  • Document ID:
  • 10085583
  • Solution ID: NOVL91369
  • Creation Date: 29Jul2003
  • Modified Date: 30Jul2003
    • NovellGroupware


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