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From "Byrd Harrison" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] users sharing username/password
Date Sat, 26 Jun 2004 01:44:23 GMT
Hi Laura,
  Thanks for responding to my post.
> The problem with users sharing passwords is that it will never stop.

So true

> One way to  make it less likely is to restrict specific logins to specific
> addresses.  The side effect of this is that users will not be able to
> login from anywhere but their own desk.

That was my intention, since it was my only option.

> The best way to lessen this problem is to have strict company policies
> about this and make sure they are enforced.  Let people know that their
> jobs could be at stake if someone else is using their password and does
> something to get them in trouble.

At least there is some recourse in a workplace environment.
 I am protecting proprietary information for my buisness on the Internet.
Once the foul has occured it is to late. That is why I need to stop it
 it occurs.

> The solution that I use here is software based and logs to a database
> backend. <snip>  It's a wonderful deterrant.

That is my current method. I would like to automate the process to free
up more time for other chores.  Thanks Again!   Byrd

> Byrd Harrison wrote:

> >Please help,
> >Problem - users sharing username/password
> >
> >Solution - Authenticate user by comparing cookie value(from previous
visit) with variable
> >set using regex thru SetEnvIf > Apache mod_access > .htaccess
> >
> >Am I on the right track?
> >Please recommend modules and methods

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