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From Christian Hettler <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Custom authentication?
Date Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:35:18 GMT
On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 11:19:01AM +0000, Oliver Beattie wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am sure this question has likely been asked many times before, I'm just
> having a bit of a hard time finding answers.
> Basically, I need to be able to authenticate downloads based on a URL
> signature if present (passed as a query parameter), instead of via Basic
> authentication (I need to support both of these, but bypass the basic auth
> if no signature is present). It isn't a requirement that they live at the
> same path, so they can be at different virtual hosts/directories if
> necessary.
> At first, I thought the best way to do this would be just through a simple
> CGI/WSGI/whatever, but the files I am authenticating access to are very
> large (many GB) and I fear there may be a performance implication of doing
> this (and things like Range requests won't be possible without extra work).
> Has anyone had any experience with this? What is the best way to proceed?
> Any help anyone could give would be very much appreciated :)
> —Oliver

Hello Oliver,

do you know mod_auth_token?

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