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From Jaqui Greenlees <jaqui_greenl...@yahoo.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] One-Time authentificaton for multiple servers
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:15:38 GMT

--- Nick Owen <nowen@wikidsystems.com> wrote:

> On 9/25/07, Michelle Konzack
> <linux4michelle@freenet.de> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a couple of servers (currently 42
> Web-Servers et a redunant
> > PostgreSQL for AUTH) and I am trying to get a
> One-Time authentification
> > running.
> >
> > Exactly:
> >
> > It should not mather on which Web-Server the $USER
> authenticate and if
> > she/he change the website dynamicly...  The AUTH
> should be done on the
> > PostgreSQL and then the Web-Server should ask the
> PostgreSQL whether
> > the AUTH is valid or not.
> >
> > I need a variable timeout (per $USER) and it
> should be refreshed each
> > time the user klick a link or such...  After the
> timeout, the $USER need
> > to re-authenticate again on one of the
> Web-Servers.
> >
> > In general, I prefer to use PAM auth because the
> infrastructure is there
> > and more easier on Debian-Systems.
> >
> > Can anyone tell me how to do this?
> 
> Could you put squid in front of apache and have it
> do the auth and set
> the variable?
> 
> Just a thought,
> 
> nick
> 

Or, open_id membership type system.
open id being an open source version of MS' .net
passport / windows live [ or whatever it's called now
]

same principal as you want, as long as the person is
active there is no time out, they stop clicking links
there is a time out. [ I think it's set to 10 minutes
of no activity ]
just another thought. ;)
[ why reproduce the code when it's available? ]

Jaqui





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