Edmund von der Burg

NAME

Catalyst::Authentication::Credential::Kerberos

SYNOPSIS

    __PACKAGE__->config(

        'Plugin::Authentication' => {
            default_realm => 'your_realm',
            realms        => {
                your_realm => {
                    credential => {
                        class          => 'Kerberos',
                        password_field => 'password',
                        username_field => 'windows_username',
                        kerberos_realm => 'YOUR.REALM.HERE',
                    },
                },
            },
        },

    );

DESCRIPTION

This module allows you to authenticate your users against a Kerberos server.

CONFIG

class (required)

Must be set to Kerberos so that this module is used for auth.

username_field (optional)

The name of the username field - defaults to username.

password_field (optional)

The name of the password field - defaults to password.

kerberos_realm (optional)

If not specified then the default for the local machine will be used. Note that this is the Kerberos realm, which has nothing to do with the Catalyst::Authentication realm.

METHODS

new

Checks that the config is complete by setting defaults if needed.

authenticate

Find the user and check their password. Returns the user if success, false otherwise. Will produce debug log output if in debug mode.

check_password

Returns true if the username and password were accepted by the kerberos server, false otherwise.

SEE ALSO

Catalyst::Authentication::Credential::Password, Authen::Krb5::Simple

GOTCHAS

Remember that once authenticated your users will have a session created for them. If you want to block them from the system you will need to not only change their password / disable their accounts in kerberos, but also invalidate their sessions.

BUGS

Test suite is minimal.

AUTHOR

Edmund von der Burg <evdb@ecclestoad.co.uk>

Bug reports and suggestions very welcome.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Developed whilst working at Foxtons - http://www.foxtons.co.uk. Thank you for letting me open source this code.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2008 Edmund von der Burg. All rights reserved.

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

THERE IS NO WARRANTY.




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