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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: how to pw website and synch with samba and system pw?
Date Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:05:18 GMT

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, shane c branch wrote:

>  >I don't know about anyone else, but I can't parse these paragraphs.
>  >What's with the weird <input thing?
>  >
>  >In any case, you might want to read
>  >http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html#passwdauth
>  >before you go any further.
>
>
> Apologies to those on list for the garbled email. the web mail service
> claimed to be operating in plain text mode, which it clearly was not. I
> don't know what caused the garbled text. I changed the subscription
> address to prevent this in the future.
>
> Joshua, thanks for the link. I do not recall seeing that 'warning' when
> researching this problem the first time.
>
> This website will be for use on the corporate intranet only, I do not
> want that kind of security risk. What other solutions are available?

I haven't yet clearly understood the problem for which you are looking for
a solution.  If you can live with the security consequences, there are
various third-party modules like mod_auth_smb, mod_auth_pam,
mod_auth_external, etc, that can do http auth from a system password
database.

JOshua.

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