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From Jason Keltz <>
Subject [users@httpd] apache 2.2 and mod_auth_pam
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2006 19:07:40 GMT
I am trying to upgrade from running mod_auth_pam on the Apache 1.3.X 
series to mod_auth_pam on the Apache 2.2.X series.  I see that the 
authentication and authorization has changed in Apache from the 2.1 
series.  I was able to successfully compile the mod_auth_pam module for 
Apache 2.0.X, but I can't use it because I get errors in the log files:

Tue Aug 01 11:54:52 2006] [error] [client X] (9)Bad file descriptor: 
Could not open password file: (null)
[Tue Aug 01 11:54:58 2006] [error] Internal error: pcfg_openfile() 
called with NULL filename

... which, as I understand it is because I haven't specified an 
AuthBasicProvider since the module doesn't define one.

Has anyone made available a mod_authnz_pam module?  (or mod_authn_pam 
and mod_authz_pam)? I can't imagine that i'm the first to want to use 
pam authentication on the 2.2.X series server.  If a module isn't 
available, is there any way to use the existing authentication module 
with the 2.2 series server? I can't seem to find anything in the 
documentation on this.  The only thing I can find is a claim that most 
2.0 modules will continue to work with 2.2 - they just need to be 
recompiled, but it seems like with the changes in authentication and 
authorization that more than recompilation may be necessary...

I wonder why the "pam" module hasn't made it into the default Apache 
installation yet? I imagine it's used in quite a few installations..

Any assistance would be appreciated...


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