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From Ross Boylan <r...@biostat.ucsf.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] authentication question
Date Mon, 11 May 2009 17:01:16 GMT
On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 11:21 -0400, Nick Owen wrote:
> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 12:34 PM, Ross Boylan <ross@biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> > Suppose I have apache running in front of a web application and
> > subversion.
> >
> > I am thinking of a scenario in which the web application provides a
> > login page.  However, the user may also browse to web pages served by
> > subversion.
> >
> > Is there a way that my app can have someone log in and then pass the
> > identity and authentication "up" to appache?  In particular, I'd want
> > this authentication used if the user browsed over to the subversion
> > repository.
> >
> > I'm assume a common source, e.g., LDAP, will provide user and password
> > information that is the same for my app and apache.
> >
> > A final wrinkle is that the application itself may access subversion via
> > http:// (https?) using either the identity of the user or, perhaps, a
> > separate identity the application runs under.
> 
> Have you investigated single sign-on solutions such as CAS and OpenSSO?

No.  That's certainly relevant, since the university is moving toward
single sign on.  I'm not sure of the exact technology, but I believe
it's from IBM.  However, how do I make Apache aware of the single sign
on?

We're probably going to need an alternative before the single sign on is
working.  There are also a significant usability issues with the current
single signon system (for those few areas its active).

Ross


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