Toby Inkster

NAME

Plack::Middleware::Apache2::ModSSL - pull in $env data from mod_ssl API

SYNOPSIS

 builder
 {
   enable "Apache2::ModSSL",
          vars => [qw(SSL_CLIENT_CERT)];
   $app;
 };

DESCRIPTION

Apache mod_ssl provides a bunch of data about the SSL connection. While much of this is often exposed in environment variables, sometimes server configuration (especially the SSLOptions configuration directive) will result in some of the data not being available to your application. This module pokes into the mod_ssl API to retrieve the data you need and stash it away in Plack's $env.

You may be able to tweak your Apache configuration and persuade it to give you the data you want via environment variables, in which case Plack's Apache2 handler will automatically copy them into $env and you don't need this module.

vars

Specifies an arrayref listing SSL-related variables to add to $env.

server_exts

An arrayref of OIDs which will be exported from the server's certificate. It's incredibly unlikely you need this.

client_exts

An arrayref of OIDs which will be exported from the client's certificate. It's pretty unlikely you need this.

BUGS

Plack::Middleware::Apache2::ModSSL uses Apache2::ModSSL which is an XS module (and a bit of a pain to build at that). The latter has an oddity in how it loads up the XS part of the module. To counteract the oddity, I've found it necessary to add this to my PSGI, near the top:

 BEGIN { $ENV{MOD_PERL} ||= 'mod_perl' };

If you get error messages about the ssl_var_lookup method not being defined in package Apache2::Connection, then try the above.

Please report any other bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Plack-Middleware-Apache2-ModSSL.

SEE ALSO

Plack, Apache2::ModSSL.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_ssl.html.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Toby Inkster.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.




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