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From "Nick Owen" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] One-Time authentificaton for multiple servers
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2007 20:52:31 GMT
On 9/25/07, Michelle Konzack <> 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 Owen
WiKID Systems, Inc.
Commercial/Open Source Two-Factor Authentication

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