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Manual Reference Pages  -  AUTHEN::SIMPLE::DBM (3)

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NAME

Authen::Simple::DBM - Simple DBM authentication

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    use Authen::Simple::DBM;
   
    my $dbm = Authen::Simple::DBM->new(
        path => /var/db/www/passwd
    );
   
    if ( $dbm->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
        # successfull authentication
    }
   
    # or as a mod_perl Authen handler

    PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::DBM

    PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleDBM_path "/var/db/www/passwd"

    <Location /protected>
      PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::DBM
      AuthType          Basic
      AuthName          "Protected Area"
      Require           valid-user
    </Location>



DESCRIPTION

DBM authentication.

METHODS

o new

This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:
o path

Path to DBM file. Usually specified without trailing .db, .pag or .dir suffix. Required.



    path => /var/db/www/passwd



o type

DBM type. Valid options are: DB, GDBM, NDBM and SDBM. Defaults to SDBM.



    type => NDBM



o CDB

Constant Database

o DB

Berkeley DB

o GDBM

GNU Database Mandager

o NDBM

New Database Mandager. path should be specified without a trailing .db suffix.

o SDBM

Substitute Database Mandager. Comes with both with perl and Apache. path should be specified without a trailing .pag or .dir suffix.

o log

Any object that supports debug, info, error and warn.



    log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger(Authen::Simple::DBM)



o authenticate( $username, $password )

Returns true on success and false on failure.

SEE ALSO

Authen::Simple.

Authen::Simple::Password.

htdbm(1)

dbmmanage(1)

<http://www.unixpapa.com/incnote/dbm.html> - Overview of various DBM’s.

<http://cr.yp.to/cdb.html> - CDB

AnyDBM_File - Compares different DBM’s

AUTHOR

Christian Hansen ch@ngmedia.com

COPYRIGHT

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