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From r..@ai.mit.edu (Robert S. Thau)
Subject Re: authentication algorithm
Date Mon, 10 Jul 1995 17:51:23 GMT
   From: Rob Hartill <hartill@ooo.lanl.gov>
   Date: Mon, 10 Jul 95 15:14:28 MDT

   A generic way to do this would be to allow a routine/program
   to be configured to handle authentication.

Call it a "module", and Shambhala has it now... unfortunately, the
interface is a little clunkier right now than it absolutely has to be
(and isn't really written up in the API doc yet).

   Pass it arguments of "name" and "password". If it returns 1 then authentication
   was succesful, 0 means it failed.
   One could then have any authentication system imaginable, and even have 
   different systems for different regions of the server based on 
   config/.htaccess information.

   This is my first trip into authentication territory, so be gentle if
   any of this already exists etc  :-)

   rob


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