basic_getpwnam_auth - Local Users auth helper for Squid
allows Squid to authenticate any local user accounts
to validate the user name and password of Basic HTTP authentication.
It uses getpwnam()
routines for authentication.
This has the following advantages over the NCSA module:
- - Allows authentication of all known local users
- - Allows authentication through nsswitch.conf
- - Can handle NIS(+) requests
- - Can handle LDAP requests
- - Can handle PAM requests
auth_param basic program
auth_param basic children concurrency=1
When used for authenticating to local UNIX shadow password databases the program
must be running as root or else it won't have sufficient permissions to access
the user password database. Such use of this program is not recommended, but
if you absolutely need to then make the program setuid root
chown root basic_getpwnam_auth
chmod u+s basic_getpwnam_auth
Please note that in such configurations it is also strongly recommended that the
program is moved into a directory where normal users cannot access it, as this
mode of operation will allow any local user to brute-force other users
passwords. Also note the program has not been fully audited and the author
cannot be held responsible for any security issues due to such installations.
This program was written by Erik Hofman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Robin Elfrink <email@example.com> Giancarlo Razzolini
Based on original code by Jon Thackray <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual was written by Amos Jeffries
* Copyright (C) 1996-2016 The Squid Software Foundation and contributors
* Squid software is distributed under GPLv2+ license and includes
* contributions from numerous individuals and organizations.
* Please see the COPYING and CONTRIBUTORS files for details.
This program and documentation is copyright to the authors named above.
Distributed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) version 2 or later
Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing
Bug reports need to be made in English. See
http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/BugReporting for details of what you need
to include with your bug report.
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