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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: [ADDON] mod_auth_xml
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2001 16:47:52 GMT

<gbig_rin> You could of course 'fix' all this by adding a level of
indirection to the apr_table_* system; allowing folks to map arbitrary
backends into it. The first of such table types whould just be the
exsiting one (and leave an apr_make_table() behind) but other tables
could be faster (solving the hash problem) or based on in memory or on
file dbms, jdbc connections and what not. From thereon it is a simple
matter of using tables everywhere - and just allowing in the config to
point to the right table backend on a case by case basis. Allowing a user
to overwrite the source for auth to his backend table - but keeing the C
level interface just table_get. His backend table of course might need
things like further config for table names, tag names etc.


On Tue, 6 Nov 2001, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> From: "Mladen Turk" <>
> Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 10:16 AM
> > Don't know if introducing another user authentication module has some
> > usefulness, but here it is.  It uses apr_xml for xml parsing.
> I think this is a cool concept - but,
>   1. do we really need a management module?
>   2. shouldn't this wait till we seperate auth stores from auth logic in 2.1,
>      rather than littering the core with more auth store+logic modules?  We just
>      pulled ldap from the core (don't worry, it's an alive and kicking subproject
>      still that will be available with the full bundle of apacheness 2.0) and
>      I think we want to finally have 2.0 'gel' before we jump onto new modules
> Anywho, just my 2c.
> Bill

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