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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: Windows NT chap authentication protocol for http
Date Sat, 16 Aug 1997 19:11:49 GMT
> Chuck Murcko wrote:
> > 
> > Ben Laurie wrote:
> > >
> > > George Carrette wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I've not found the word CHAP in the apache documentation or source code,
> > > > so was wondering if anybody might be interested in implementing the Windows
NT
> > > > CHAP
> > > > authentication protocol for HTTP.
> > >
> > > Could be - where's the docco? Which clients use it?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > Isn't CHAP a link authentication protocol, or does M$ have their own
> > version?
> 
> CHAP usually refers to the PPP authentication method, but is a generic
> term (Challenge/Handshake Authentication Protocol). Digest
> Authentication is the HTTP equivalent.
> 
> Of course, stuff that adds fun to the question is that CHAP (in PPP) can
> lead to verifiable identity via RADIUS et al. Not sure if RADIUS is big
> enough to warrant thinking about it yet, tho...
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ben.

Actually, there exists a PAM module for Apache that would enable 
you to plug whatever authentication protocol you wish into the 
server without recompiling. This does require PAM support on your 
OS though.





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