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Authen::Simple::DBM - Simple DBM authentication

Authen::Simple::DBM(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Authen::Simple::DBM(3pm)

NAME

Authen::Simple::DBM - Simple DBM authentication

SYNOPSIS

    use Authen::Simple::DBM;
    
    my $dbm = Authen::Simple::DBM->new(
        path => '/var/db/www/passwd'
    );
    
    if ( $dbm->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
        # successfull authentication
    }
    
    # or as a mod_perl Authen handler
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::DBM
    PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleDBM_path "/var/db/www/passwd"
    <Location /protected>
      PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::DBM
      AuthType          Basic
      AuthName          "Protected Area"
      Require           valid-user
    </Location>

DESCRIPTION

DBM authentication.

METHODS

new
 
This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:
path
 
Path to DBM file. Usually specified without trailing ".db", ".pag" or ".dir" suffix. Required.
 
    path => '/var/db/www/passwd'
    
type
 
DBM type. Valid options are: "DB", "GDBM", "NDBM" and "SDBM". Defaults to "SDBM".
 
    type => 'NDBM'
    
CDB
 
Constant Database
DB
 
Berkeley DB
GDBM
 
GNU Database Mandager
NDBM
 
New Database Mandager. "path" should be specified without a trailing ".db" suffix.
SDBM
 
Substitute Database Mandager. Comes with both with perl and Apache. "path" should be specified without a trailing ".pag" or ".dir" suffix.
log
 
Any object that supports "debug", "info", "error" and "warn".
 
    log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::DBM')
    
authenticate( $username, $password )
 
Returns true on success and false on failure.

SEE ALSO

Authen::Simple.
Authen::Simple::Password.
htdbm(1)
dbmmanage(1)
<http://www.unixpapa.com/incnote/dbm.html> - Overview of various DBM's.
<http://cr.yp.to/cdb.html> - CDB
AnyDBM_File - Compares different DBM's

AUTHOR

Christian Hansen "ch@ngmedia.com" This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2015-06-06 perl v5.20.2