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Manual Reference Pages  -  BASIC_NCSA_AUTH (8)

NAME

basic_ncsa_auth - NCSA httpd-style password file authentication helper for Squid

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Configuration
Known Issues
Author
Copyright
Questions
Reporting Bugs
See Also

SYNOPSIS

passwd file

DESCRIPTION

basic_ncsa_auth allows Squid to read and authenticate user and password information from an NCSA/Apache httpd-style password file when using basic HTTP authentication.

This password file can be manipulated using htpasswd.

This authenticator accepts: * Blowfish - for passwords 72 characters or less in length * SHA256 - with salting and magic strings * SHA512 - with salting and magic strings * MD5 - with optional salt and magic strings * DES - for passwords 8 characters or less in length NOTE: Blowfish and SHA algorithms require system-specific support.

OPTIONS

The only parameter is the password file. It must have permissions to be read by the user that Squid is running as.

CONFIGURATION

basic_ncsa_auth must have access to the password file to be executed.

KNOWN ISSUES

DES functionality (used by htpasswd by default) silently truncates passwords to 8 characters. Allowing login with password values shorter than the one desired. This authenticator will reject login with long passwords when using DES.

AUTHOR

This manual was written by

Based on original documentation by

COPYRIGHT

* Copyright (C) 1996-2016 The Squid Software Foundation and contributors
*
* Squid software is distributed under GPLv2+ license and includes
* contributions from numerous individuals and organizations.
* Please see the COPYING and CONTRIBUTORS files for details.

This file is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this file; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

QUESTIONS

Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list

REPORTING BUGS

Bug reports need to be made in English. See http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/BugReporting for details of what you need to include with your bug report.

Report bugs or bug fixes using http://bugs.squid-cache.org/

Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <squid-bugs@squid-cache.org>

Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list

SEE ALSO

The Squid FAQ wiki
The Squid Configuration Manual

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