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From Chris Stromsoe <>
Subject [users@httpd] strategies for authentication/authorization in a virtual hosting environment
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:10:10 GMT
I'd like to be able offer basic authentication, with per-vhost user and 
group files.  All user access to the filesystem is via ftp, chrooted to a 
"home" directory, that lives inside a multi-level set of hashed 

There doesn't appear to be any way using the included mod_auth* modules to 
provide authentication and authorization access without also providing 
details about the underlying filesystem.

I'm looking for any strategies that don't involve providing the full 
filesystem path to use in a .htaccess file.  Before I go trying to 
reinvent the wheel, are there any out of tree modules that provide a 
mapping interface, similar to mod_vhost_alias, for AuthUserFile and 


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