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Authen::Simple::Passwd - Simple Passwd authentication

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

NAME

Authen::Simple::Passwd - Simple Passwd authentication

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

Authenticate against a passwd file.

METHODS

new
 
This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:
path
 
Path to passwd file to authenticate against. Any standard passwd file that has records separated with newline and fields separated by ":" is supported. First field is expected to be username and second field, plain or encrypted password. Required.
 
    path => '/etc/passwd'
    path => '/var/www/.htpasswd'
    
flock
 
A boolean to enable or disable the usage of "flock()". Defaults to "d_flock" in Config.
 
    flock => 0
    
log
 
Any object that supports "debug", "info", "error" and "warn".
 
    log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::Passwd')
    
authenticate( $username, $password )
 
Returns true on success and false on failure. Authentication attempts with a username that begins with a hyphen "-" will always return false.

SEE ALSO

Authen::Simple.
Authen::Simple::Password.
passwd(5).

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