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From "Anthony Jay" <anthony...@fastmail.fm>
Subject Re: Basic and Form Authentication
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:26:32 GMT
yes, I was aware of this, as mentioned on a previous mail, but as its
neither production ready nor complete it would be a huge risk.
I am beginning to think that I am attempting the impossible...
After several weeks banging my head against a wall (I have a sore neck)
I am giving this one more day then giving up ;-(
Regards,
Tony

Hi.
I got some (as yet partial) answers on this on the Apache httpd forum.
Check out this :
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_auth_form.html

In summary, and subject to more confirmation by the Apache developers :
A series of new Apache modules is due to appear in Apache 2.4 (the next 
"production" release version).  They include mod_session and 
mod_auth_form, which should provide a generic form-based authentication 
framework.
These modules are currently available in the "test" version of Apache 
(2.34).  I do not know yet if they are, or can be, back-ported for 
Apache 2.2.14, the current "production" version.

But all in all, it seems that this provides the as-yet missing standard 
form-based authentication framework which would be needed by the 
original poster on this thread, if he wanted to resolve his issue by 
using an httpd front-end (which he uses anyway for other purposes right 
now).

Well, at least it would be a start.  It remains to be seen in detail how 
one would set this up under Apache httpd.

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