- USING BASIC HTTP AUTHENTICATION
- USING OTHER AUTHENTICATION SCHEMES
- SEE ALSO
- COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
pintod - Web interface to a Pinto repository
pintod --root=/path/to/repository [--auth key=value] [--port=N]
pintod provides a web API to a Pinto repository. Clients (like pinto) can use this API to manage and inspect the repository. In addition,
pintod serves up the distributions within the repository, so you can use it as the backend for cpan or cpanm.
pintod you must first create a Pinto repository. For example:
pinto --root=/path/to/repository init
See pinto for more information about creating a reposiotry.
- --root PATH
- -r PATH
The path to the root directory of the Pinto repository you wish to serve. Alternatively, you may set the
- --auth KEY=VALUE
Sets an option for the authentication scheme (default is no authentication). Each time this is used, a key=value pair must follow; one of them must be 'backend', which should correspond to a class in the Authen::Simple namespace. The remaining options will be passed as-is to the authentication backend.
- --port INTEGER
- -p INTEGER
Specifies the port number that the server will listen on. The default is 3111. If you specify a different port, all clients will also have to specify that port. So you probably don't want to change the port unless you have a very good reason.
- other options
All other options supported by plackup are supported too, such as
--error-logetc. These will be passed to Plack::Runner. By default,
pintoduses on the Starman for the server backend. Be aware that not all servers support the same options.
USING BASIC HTTP AUTHENTICATION
pintod ships with Authen::Simple::Passwd, so the easiest way to run the server with basic HTTP authentication is to create a password file using the
htpasswd -c /path/to/htpasswd USER
You will be prompted to enter the password for
USER twice. Then repeat that command without the -c option for each additional user. You may want to put the htpasswd file inside the top of your repository.
Then launch pintod like this:
pintod --root path/to/repository --auth backend=Passwd --auth path=path/to/htpasswd
If you already have an htpasswd file somewhere, you may just point to it directly, or create a symlink. In any case, the htpasswd file needs to be readable by the user that will be running
USING OTHER AUTHENTICATION SCHEMES
If you wish to use a different authenticaion scheme, then you'll first need to install the appropriate Authen::Simple backend module. Then configure pintod accordingly. For example, this would be a valid configuration for Kerberos:
--auth backend=Kerberos --auth realm=REALM.YOUR_COMPANY.COM
and this is how the authentication backend will be constructed:
my $auth = Authen::Simple::Kerberos->new( realm => 'REALM.YOUR_COMPANY.COM' );
If you wish to add your own middleware and/or customize the backend in other ways, you can use Pinto::Server in a custom .psgi script like this:
# my-pintod.psgi my %opts = (...); my $server = Pinto::Server->new(%opts); my $app = $server->to_app; # wrap $app with middlewares here and/or # insert code customized for your backend # which operates on the $app
Then you may directly launch my-pintod.psgi using plackup.
pinto to create and manage a Pinto repository.
Pinto::Manual for general information on using Pinto.
Stratopan for hosting your Pinto repository in the cloud.
Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.