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From Mark Tischler <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] LDAP authentication with password encryption from browser to web server
Date Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:14:09 GMT
     As I mentioned in the original posting, I was hoping to 
avoid using SSL due to the performance hit that we would take 
with it.  If there is a solution out there (changes to 
httpd.conf or .htaccess files) that would allow me to pass the 
encrypted password from the browser to the web server (which 
would then pass it along to LDAP), that would be perfect.  As I 
understand it, if one uses basic authentication with a .htpasswd 
file, then the passwords *are* encrypted from the browser to the 
web server (please tell me if I'm not understanding this 
correctly).  The real question then is: is there something 
comparable with LDAP authentication?  If not, I wonder if there 
is anything in the works to do that?  That is, I did not see an 
enhancement request in the list for Apache developers, so I'm 
wondering if one needs to be created if nothing does yet exist 
to do what I want.


On 9/28/2010 2:16 PM, Eric Covener wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 2:17 PM, Mark Tischler
> <>  wrote:
>>   Eric,
>>     Thanks for this response.  Very interesting.  I guess that makes it even
>> more desirous to find a solution to the overall problem of authenticating
>> via LDAP in a secure manner...  Does anyone have ideas on how to accomplish
>> that?
> Wrap it in SSL on both ends?

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