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From cove...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r738841 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod: mod_auth_basic.html.en mod_auth_basic.xml
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:44:19 GMT
Author: covener
Date: Thu Jan 29 12:44:19 2009
New Revision: 738841

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=738841&view=rev
Log:
address a frequent pitfall/misunderstanding about how multiple basic auth providers are used

Modified:
    httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.html.en
    httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.xml

Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.html.en
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.html.en?rev=738841&r1=738840&r2=738841&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.html.en (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.html.en Thu Jan 29 12:44:19 2009
@@ -111,6 +111,11 @@
       </Location>
     </code></p></div>
 
+    <p> Providers are queried in order until a provider finds a match
+    for the requested username, at which point this sole provider will 
+    attempt to check the password.  A failure to verify the password does
+    not result in control being passed on to subsequent providers.</p>
+
     <p>Providers are implemented by <code class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_authn_dbm.html">mod_authn_dbm</a></code>,
     <code class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_authn_file.html">mod_authn_file</a></code>,
<code class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_authn_dbd.html">mod_authn_dbd</a></code>,
     and <code class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_authnz_ldap.html">mod_authnz_ldap</a></code>.</p>

Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.xml?rev=738841&r1=738840&r2=738841&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.xml (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mod_auth_basic.xml Thu Jan 29 12:44:19 2009
@@ -74,6 +74,11 @@
       &lt;/Location&gt;
     </example>
 
+    <p> Providers are queried in order until a provider finds a match
+    for the requested username, at which point this sole provider will 
+    attempt to check the password.  A failure to verify the password does
+    not result in control being passed on to subsequent providers.</p>
+
     <p>Providers are implemented by <module>mod_authn_dbm</module>,
     <module>mod_authn_file</module>, <module>mod_authn_dbd</module>,
     and <module>mod_authnz_ldap</module>.</p>



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