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From "Tarun Upadhyay" <>
Subject Re: writing a soap/web services authorization module over Apache
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2001 14:38:35 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:

> If possible, whatever you need to do should
> fall into this kind of operation so that existing modules can be used to
> do authentication.

yes I agree completely. this is exactly what I meant when I wrote:

> > Our basic design allows the use of another module (say mod_auth or
> > something else) to authenticate users

>> but through an "access file", we
> > authorize users to connect to particular web-service or its methods.

however, the only stumbling block on that road is that typically a SOAP call
will be made from inside a program (and not from a human-oriented interface)
so I don't know if I all authentication modules will make sense. But I guess
we can live with that.

With Warm Regards
Tarun Upadhyay

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