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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Authenticate from Multiple Sources
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2005 16:15:49 GMT
On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 00:11:34 -0500, Matt Cyber Dog LaPlante
<> wrote:
> Is it possible using Apache 2.0.x to authenticate user logins against
> multiple sources?  For example I currently have a server where certain
> directories authenticate against the generic Apache password file, and other
> directories authenticate against the system itself (system users).  Is it
> possible to specify more than one authentication source for a directory? 
> For example if I want to give administrators with system accounts access by
> authenticating against the system, but give other users who don't have
> general system accounts access by also checking a password file?  I'm
> generally trying to avoid creating system accounts for non-priviledged users
> who need access only to certain web folders.  At the same time, the admins
> who do have system access like having their logins all centralized on the
> system.  Thanks.

Yes, check the AuthAuthoritative directive, and similar directives
provided by other auth modules.


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