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From ALEX HYDE <alex.h...@btinternet.com>
Subject Re: Apache filters?
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:30:45 GMT
Hi Bruno,

I think that is the sort of thing I need. That sounds
pretty much equivelent to the Tomcat Filter.
Credentials will be stored on a database so fairly
easy to hook into.

I'm not sure what you mean by security boundary but
each request for a resource under the remit of Apache
will be individually authorised.

Presumably Apache must be used to lock down resources
based on dynamic things such as: - numbers of use of a
resource, or - time-based. Is this what you can add
with that mod? I wonder if there is anything
opensource out there.

Thanks alot Bruno. If you have any more details, that
would be great. 

--- Bruno Georges <Bruno.Georges@glencore.com> wrote:

> Alex 
> There many approach to this, the first one that come
> to mind is mod-rewrite parsing the request and apply
> some processing if there is a match..
> Where do you store credentials? LDAP?
> Where is the security boundary in your design?
> Hope this helps
> Bruno Georges
> 
> Glencore International AG
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> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: ALEX HYDE [alex.hyde@btinternet.com]
> Sent: 04.11.2005 00:40
> To: users@tomcat.apache.org
> Subject: Apache filters?
> 
> Hi all,
>  
> I am using Tomcat to serve up my image content. I
> was considering moving this static content to Apache
> itself but I'm stuck on how to do dynamic
> authorisation of a directory in Apache. In Tomcat I
> can restrict access to the images directory by
> adding a filter and in this filter dynamically
> checking for a valid security pin in the url. But
> how would I do such a thing in Apache? I know Apache
> can do it based on user or requesting machine but
> this is more dynamic.
>  
> Cheers alot
>  
> Alex
> 
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