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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Digest auth and password files
Date Sat, 19 May 2007 22:55:43 GMT
On 5/19/07, Don Russell <> wrote:
> I have a directory set upon my Apache server so that it can be accessed
> at home without a password, but if I'm "outside" then I get prompted for
> a userid and password. I use Digest authentication because I don't want
> to bother with an SSL certificate. This is for my own household use, no
> corporate secrets etc. :-)
> Apache 2.2.4-2 on Linux Fedora Core 6
> Is there a way for Apache to use the same userid/password file that is
> used when I log on to the Linux system or do I *have* to create a new
> password file just for Apache users?
> If that's the case, is there a way to keep them in synch so that if I
> change my password for Linux access, that same password can be used for
> the web site/directory access?

Start here:
then if you still want to do it, there are various 3rd party modules
like mod_auth_pam and mod_auth_external that can do the job. I've
never used any of them, so I don't know what works best.


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