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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: Auth*Authoritative
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 20:49:30 GMT
--On November 15, 2005 3:33:56 PM -0500 Joshua Slive <> 

> I'm trying to wrap my head around the new auth system.
> All the Auth*Authoritative directives seem to have copied their docs
> content from someplace that refers to "lower level modules (as defined in
> the modules.c files)".  What the heck does that mean in an httpd 2.x
> context?

No clue.

> Isn't the ordering really determined by hook-ordering, which
> makes it essentially arbitrary since they are mostly HOOK_MIDDLE?

The ordering/implications is now governed by either the provider lists (as 
specified in the Auth*Provider directives) or the hooks (as per 
Auth*Authoritative if a module doesn't participate in the new provider 

The provider system is, IMHO, a far cleaner way of resolving the 
Auth*Authoritative issues; but is maintained for legacy purposes for 
Authentication or for the Authorization system which hasn't been touched 
with the Provider system.  -- justin

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