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From Mark J Cox <>
Subject Re: Apache module for system database-based authentication
Date Fri, 12 Jul 1996 12:00:40 GMT
> > That is, it uses /etc/passwd and /etc/group.  This is useful for
> > building private webs.
> There seem to be a bunch of these floating about now.

If they are not too bothered about groups you can simply point the
standard auth module at a password file and it will work,
"AuthUserFile /etc/passwd".  But I'd rather discourage them from using
a real password file for the security reasons given earlier.


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