Christian Hansen
and 1 contributors

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

COPYRIGHT

This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.