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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache module to handle form-based Authentication
Date Wed, 02 Dec 2009 23:16:26 GMT
Hi.
On the Tomcat users lists, a problem was submitted which does not have 
an easy solution at the Tomcat level.
In the course of attempting to resolve the problem, a suggestion came 
up, to use an Apache httpd front-end to Tomcat, perform the 
authentication there, and pass the authenticated id to Tomcat.
In the principle, this is entirely feasible, and is not the issue.

But the issue is that the authentication mechanism in certain cases, 
requires a html form based login, and that there does not seem to exist 
a standard module, part of the standard Apache distribution, which 
offers such a form-based login.

Does someone know of a current module (internal or external to Apache 
itself), which offers this ?


Subsidiary question : I remember from the last ApacheCON Europe in 
Amsterdam, that there was some talk about an Apache session module 
(mod_session ?), which I suppose could have this as a part. But I have 
never heard again of that Apache session module.
Is there any news on that ?

Thanks
André

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