basic_ncsa_auth - NCSA httpd-style password file authentication helper for Squid
allows Squid to read and authenticate user and password
information from an NCSA/Apache httpd-style password file when using basic
This password file can be manipulated using htpasswd.
This authenticator accepts: * Blowfish - for passwords 72 characters or less in
length * SHA256 - with salting and magic strings * SHA512 - with salting and
magic strings * MD5 - with optional salt and magic strings * DES - for
passwords 8 characters or less in length NOTE: Blowfish and SHA algorithms
require system-specific support.
The only parameter is the password file. It must have permissions to be read by
the user that Squid is running as.
must have access to the password file to be executed.
DES functionality (used by htpasswd by default) silently truncates passwords to
8 characters. Allowing login with password values shorter than the one
desired. This authenticator will reject login with long passwords when using
This manual was written by Amos Jeffries
Based on original documentation by Rodrigo Rubira Branco
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