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From Joost de Heer <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r354141 - /httpd/httpd/branches/authz-dev/modules/aaa/mod_auth.h
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 22:10:20 GMT
> This was one of the question that I had when I added the AUTHZ_* status
> types.  I couldn't decide whether AUTHZ_DECLINED made sense or
> AUTHZ_DENIED.  To me AUTHZ_DENIED means no matter what, that we are done
> checking and authorization is denied.  While AUTH_DECLINED means that
> the provider checked and it can't authorize the user so continue down
> the list to see if something else can.

Perhaps 'AUTH_NEGATIVE'? That implies that the authorisation check gave a 
negative answer, and the reason for it (unable to authorise because this user 
can't be authorised with this provider, or the provider said 'no, this user 
isn't authorised', or...) is irrelevant.


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