Christian Hansen

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 seperated with newline and fields seperated 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

COPYRIGHT

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




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