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From Dan Trainor <i...@hostinthebox.net>
Subject [users@httpd] Using authentication provided by a third-party mechanism
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2005 22:27:33 GMT
Hello, all -

I've seen several examples on how to implement basic authentication,
drawing usernames and passwords with anything from a simple text file,
to a large LDAP or MySQL server.  I'd like to take it one step further.

We are developing an application in-house that does a few things,
including username/password authentication.  I'd like to somehow
implement this system into Apache's existing basic authentication, in a
manner that is consistant with these other third-party authentication
modules.

For right now, something as simple as piping the username and password
as an argument to a binary that is executed every time basic
authentication is attempted, would work fine.  I almost expect that,
with the introduction of multiple authentication modules, a username and
password could be piped as arguments to an external executable would be
existant, but I'm just not sure.

Anyone have any tips and/or tricks for me?

Thanks!
-dant

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