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

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NAME

Authen::Simple::Passwd - Simple Passwd authentication

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    use Authen::Simple::Passwd;
   
    my $passwd = Authen::Simple::Passwd->new(
        path => /etc/passwd
    );
   
    if ( $passwd->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
        # successfull authentication
    }
   
    # or as a mod_perl Authen handler
   
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::Passwd

    PerlSetVar AuthenSimplePasswd_path "/etc/passwd"

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



DESCRIPTION

Authenticate against a passwd file.

METHODS

o new

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

Path to passwd file to authenticate against. Any standard passwd file that has records seperated with newline and fields seperated by : is supported. First field is expected to be username and second field, plain or encrypted password. Required.



    path => /etc/passwd
    path => /var/www/.htpasswd



o flock

A boolean to enable or disable the usage of flock(). Defaults to d_flock in Config.



    flock => 0



o log

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



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



o authenticate( $username, $password )

Returns true on success and false on failure. Authentication attempts with a username that begins with a hyphen - will always return false.

SEE ALSO

Authen::Simple.

Authen::Simple::Password.

passwd(5).

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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