Background: I've got some code that checks to see if a user has a valid session before processing the php page that I would like to set as the auto_prepend_file. However, I need to exclude the page where the user attempts to login from requiring a valid session. I would like to be able to set the auto_prepend_file value on an per directory basis.
Environment: PHP 5.2.6m Apache 2, running php as a cgi not as mod_php, on Windows (if that matters) and on a machine that I have complete control over (not a hosted environment)
Using a htaccess file is out b/c I am not using mod_php. I have not been able to alter the in php.ini to set the auto_prepend_file, the server throws an internal error. And ini_set() does not work b/c it has already loaded the session checking file before I can change the value of auto_prepend_file.
I do not see a way to set auto_prepend_file on a per directory basis if you are not using mod_php/htaccess. Am I missing something?