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From Charles Sliger <c...@reliant.com>
Subject config/5170: Cannot configure Apache to log successfull login authorization.
Date Tue, 19 Oct 1999 20:32:55 GMT

>Number:         5170
>Category:       config
>Synopsis:       Cannot configure Apache to log successfull login authorization.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 19 13:40:02 PDT 1999
>Originator:     chaz@reliant.com
>Release:        1.3.4
Solaris-6 x86
There appears to be no way to configure the Apache server such that it will
create a log entry when a person successfully logs in.
The server does create an entry in the error log when a person is denied

Why this is important:
I need to be able to tell how many concurrent logins are active for a given
This is necessary to prevent the accounts from being raided when someone
posts the account information to a "password" site.
This is a problem common to all pay sites.

Why access log scanning does not work:
The access logs can be scanned for information such as multiple IP addresses
accessing the site within a given time frame but this has serious limitations.
Some users can have their IP address change with every request because of
the service they use (AOL, etc.).

Cookies won't work either for the same reason.  There is not a strict 1:1
relationship between cookies and athorizations.

Since there are several authorization modules, it would be best if this
could be done via a change to the mod_log_config module.
This assumes that mod_log_config has access to the status of an
authorization event.
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