Hello, I am sorry if I didnt explain me properly.
What I want to know is understand how use a formulary instead of AuthType Basic. I know there are several modules that are doing this, but it is not about using one, it is about understanding how.

I am doing my own Auth module (just to learn about it and mod_perl) and I would like to use a form instead of pop up window, and using CGI is not an option because I want to use Authz and Authen handlers.

What I need are the basic steps to move from AuthType Basic to use a form.

Thank you very much for all your answers,
Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez

2010/1/21 André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com>
Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutiérrez wrote:
Hello, this is my first message to this list and I am also a bit new to
My question is simple, in all the documentation I have found about mod_perl
and auth (like practical mod perl, or writing apache modules in perl and c)
they are always using AuthType Basic, so when the users tries to acess some
protected content, a pop up windows will appear to ask for name/pass.

What I want to do is to use a formulary instead of that pop-up window. As
far as I know looking at AuthCookie, for example, there they define
"AuthType Sample::AuthCookie" and they also define a login.pl and different
configs in the conf files.

I want to know the different steps to define and use a form instead of
AuthType Basic.

Have a look here :
and scroll to the section

If you install that module, it comes along with examples.
AAA is tricky, and maybe not the easiest way to start playing with mod_perl.  But this documentation is well-done, and should get you started, if you follow it carefully.