Christian Hansen
and 1 contributors

NAME

Authen::Simple::HTTP - Simple HTTP authentication

SYNOPSIS

    use Authen::Simple::HTTP;
    
    my $http = Authen::Simple::HTTP->new( 
        url => 'http://www.host.com/protected'
    );
    
    if ( $http->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
        # successfull authentication
    }
    
    # or as a mod_perl Authen handler
    
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::HTTP

    PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleHTTP_url "http://www.host.com/protected"

    <Location /protected>
      PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::HTTP
      AuthType          Basic
      AuthName          "Protected Area"
      Require           valid-user
    </Location>    

DESCRIPTION

Authenticate against an HTTP server.

METHODS

  • new

    This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:

    • url

      Url to authenticate against. Required.

          url => 'http://www.host.com/protected'
    • agent

      Any object that is a subclass of LWP::UserAgent.

          agent => LWP::UserAgent->new;
    • log

      Any object that supports debug, info, error and warn.

          log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::HTTP')
  • authenticate( $username, $password )

    Returns true on success and false on failure.

SEE ALSO

Authen::Simple.

LWP::UserAgent.

LWPx::ParanoidAgent.

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.