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Old 07-29-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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Apache and shadow password file

Is it possible to have Apache user the local shadow password file to authenticate users for access to the web server over ssl? I have SSL working along with WebDav, but I want to over the management overhead of using .htaccess files and let the OS handle the authentication. Any ideas?
Old 07-29-2005, 01:36 PM   #2
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Yes, that is possible. But rather than accessing it directly I'd strongly suggest using a module that utilizes pam. There are several out there. For instance here:
Old 07-31-2005, 07:49 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I may need to use that in the near future. I am trying to move all of my authentication to LDAP, but its proving a long, hard process to get it working ( pam_ldap isnt' supplying credentials to LDAP correctly. However, I have Apache working with LDAP authentication, so it is a start.

Thanks again!


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