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Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Authority - Add the $AUTHORITY variable and metadata to your distribution


  This document describes v1.004 of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Authority - released February 21, 2011 as part of Dist-Zilla-Plugin-Authority.


This plugin adds the authority data to your distribution. It adds the data to your modules and metadata. Normally it looks for the PAUSE author id in your Dist::Zilla configuration. If you want to override it, please use the 'authority' attribute.

        # In your dist.ini:

This code will be added to any package declarations in your perl files:

        BEGIN {
          $Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Authority::AUTHORITY = 'cpan:APOCAL';

Your metadata ( META.yml or META.json ) will have an entry looking like this:

        x_authority => 'cpan:APOCAL'



The authority you want to use. It should be something like cpan:APOCAL.

Defaults to the username set in the %PAUSE stash in the global config.ini or dist.ini ( Dist::Zilla v4 addition! )

If you prefer to not put it in config/dist.ini you can put it in "~/.pause" just like Dist::Zilla did before v4.


A boolean value to control if the authority should be added to the metadata.

Defaults to true.


A boolean value to control if the $AUTHORITY variable should be added to the modules.

Defaults to true.


Please see those modules/websites for more information related to this module.



You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

  perldoc Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Authority


The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.


You can email the author of this module at APOCAL at cpan.org asking for help with any problems you have.

Internet Relay Chat

You can get live help by using IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ). If you don't know what IRC is, please read this excellent guide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat. Please be courteous and patient when talking to us, as we might be busy or sleeping! You can join those networks/channels and get help:

  • irc.perl.org

    You can connect to the server at 'irc.perl.org' and join this channel: #perl-help then talk to this person for help: Apocalypse.

  • irc.freenode.net

    You can connect to the server at 'irc.freenode.net' and join this channel: #perl then talk to this person for help: Apocal.

  • irc.efnet.org

    You can connect to the server at 'irc.efnet.org' and join this channel: #perl then talk to this person for help: Ap0cal.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-dist-zilla-plugin-authority at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Dist-Zilla-Plugin-Authority. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)


  git clone git://github.com/apocalypse/perl-dist-zilla-plugin-authority.git


Apocalypse <APOCAL@cpan.org>


This module is basically a rip-off of RJBS' excellent Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PkgVersion, thanks!

Props goes out to FLORA for prodding me to improve this module!


This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Apocalypse.

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

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.