Manual Reference Pages - BASIC_GETPWNAM_AUTH (8)
basic_getpwnam_auth - Local Users auth helper for Squid
basic_getpwnam_auth allows Squid to authenticate any local user accounts
to validate the user name and password of Basic HTTP authentication.
getspnam() routines for authentication.
This has the following advantages over the NCSA module:
- Allows authentication of all known local users
- Allows authentication through nsswitch.conf
- Can handle NIS(+) requests
- Can handle LDAP requests
- Can handle PAM requests
When used for authenticating to local UNIX shadow password databases
the program must be running as root or else it wont have sufficient
permissions to access the user password database. Such use of this
program is not recommended, but if you absolutely need to then make
Please note that in such configurations it is also strongly recommended
that the program is moved into a directory where normal users cannot
access it, as this mode of operation will allow any local user to
brute-force other users passwords. Also note the program has not been
fully audited and the author cannot be held responsible for any security
issues due to such installations.
This program was written by
Based on original code by
This manual was written by
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