[Melbourne-pm] Authentication ?
scottp at dd.com.au
Mon Mar 30 03:09:08 PDT 2009
----- "Stephen Steneker" <stephen at sydney.pm.org> wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> I'd suggest mod_auth_tkt :
> "mod_auth_tkt hands off the authentication and authorisation problem
> to the URL of your choice. This means that you can use whatever
> technology (CGI, Perl, PHP, ASP, Java etc.) and whatever repositories
> (passwd files, LDAP, NIS, RDBMS, radius, or any combination thereof)
> you like - as long as the authorising page or script generates a valid
> ticket for a valid user everything should work just fine."
The above looks perfect for the apache module. But to be frank that is the easiest part. I have written many of those, and there are a few CPAN modules to do it too (although I really like this one from my quick read, as it looks like it is done right, and many are not).
The hard part (well maybe just for me because I know one bit and not the other) is the other parts:
* Validated self registration
* 3rd party login
* Recover password
Each bit of my problem is really not hard, and I have written them all before, but I don't want to write them again :-)
But thanks for the link - I think it is a good choice for the Apache module.
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