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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: mod_authz_dbm
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:48:40 GMT


On 07/05/2016 03:19 PM, Mario Brandt wrote:
> On 5 July 2016 at 20:42, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
> 
>>
>> Unfortunately, dbmmanage isn't available to the majority of our users,
>> due to decisions made at the packaging/distro level. (See my comment
>> earlier. See also
>> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/e1aaf09a66c2ecbbbfd8da818aa243d06a260993fda2344f81c2adb7@%3Cdev.httpd.apache.org%3E
>> )
>>
>> So I'm still left with questions as to how to create these DBM group
>> files, in the absence of dbmmanage.
> 
> That should be done by the distro maintainer.
> However, since it is a DB2 file it shoud be possible to edit that file
> with other tools.


What are these other tools?


> 
>> The docs talk about two different ways you can handle these files. One
>> is to put a list of groups in the user database, in the comment field.
>> That's all well and good, but it does mean that you must know the
>> password of the user before you can edit their group list, which seems
>> suboptimal.
> 
> I found a tutorial page for it.
> http://howtolamp.com/lamp/httpd/2.4/securing/auth-basic-dbm/
> 


Thanks. This looks like a good starting place.



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