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From Geoffrey Young <ge...@modperlcookbook.org>
Subject Re: Oddity w/ mod_auth_digest
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2001 13:40:47 GMT

> 
> The password file was created from the current apache
> version's htpasswd via:
> 
>     htpasswd -c -m -b lembark foobar;

you know you need to use htdigest when creating a digest password
entry, right?

> 
> which I thought should have created the proper entry.

take a look at it.  digest authentication should be in the form of

user:realm:8493fbc53ba582fb4c044c456bdc40eb

from the look of things, mod_auth_digest can't find the realm in the
password file.

> 
> I havn't had a chance yet to test whether the site works
> with this outside of the perly section.
> 
> Is there any documentation that describes this in more
> detail than the mod_auth_digest.html, or has anyone
> seen this specific error?

<plug>
  the forthcoming (january) mod_perl Developer's Cookbook spends about
10 pages talking about digest authentication and how it is
implemented.
</plug>

--Geoff

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