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From Tosh Cooey <t...@1200group.com>
Subject Re: Replacement for Apache::AuthDBI but not mod_authn_dbd
Date Mon, 07 Dec 2009 01:13:56 GMT
Sorry, Apache::AuthDBI does still work just fine, I just had to patch 
Apache::DBI 1.07.

Still open for suggestions if anyone knows a cleverer way to accomplish 
what I'm doing.

Thanks!

Tosh



Tosh Cooey wrote:
> If you saw my last post I described my solution for the following problem:
> 
> Right now I have an application set up for multiple clients: clientA, 
> clientB, clientC.
> 
> Each client has their own users.
> 
> The way I have it setup is clientA goes to http://www.site.com/clientA 
> and is presented with a login screen which is triggered by an .htaccess 
> file in a directory called /clientA. The .htaccess file directs Apache 
> to perform DBI-based authentication using Apache2::AuthCookieDBI.
> 
> The solution was to subclass Apache2::AuthCookieDBI (MyAuth.pm) to have 
> it dynamically set the $database variable on each request depending on 
> the client.
> 
> This works great, but now MyAuth.pm needs to be a bit more complicated 
> to be able to handle BASIC Authentication as well, for example in this 
> scenario:
> 
> http://www.site.com/clientA/calendar
> http://www.site.com/clientA/calendar/ical
> 
> The first link is handled by a login screen and cookies.  The second 
> would allow programs like iCal to subscribe to a calendar and so needs 
> to be handled via BASIC Authentication.  My initial thought was that 
> this would be easy, I would just do the following:
> 
> package MyAuth;
> 
> if ($var eq 'iCal') {
>   use base "Apache::AuthDBI";
>   ... do some other stuff...
> } else {
>   use base "Apache2::AuthCookieDBI";
>   ... do some other stuff...
> }
> 
> 
> But if I'm not mistaken Apache::AuthDBI is a mp1 module not mp2 because 
> all it's functionality is managed by mod_authn_dbd and also it's for 
> Apache 1.3 which is great but doesn't help me in my above scenario.
> 
> Anyone have any suggestions for a Apache::AuthDBI replacement?  Or 
> perhaps a different way to accomplish what I want?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Tosh

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McIntosh Cooey - Twelve Hundred Group LLC - http://www.1200group.com/

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