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NAME ^

Apache::AuthDigest - reimplementation of mod_digest.c in Perl

SYNOPSIS ^

  PerlModule Apache::AuthDigest

  <Location /protected>
    PerlAuthenHandler Apache::AuthDigest
    Require valid-user
    AuthType Digest
    AuthName "cookbook"
    AuthDigestFile .htdigest
  </Location>

DESCRIPTION ^

Apache::AuthDigest is a reimplementation of mod_digest, the standard Apache module that implements Digest authentication. For more information on Digest authentication, see RFC 2617: ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2617.txt

To do this, Apache::AuthDigest uses an API provided by Apache::AuthDigest::API, which is included in this distribution. see the Apache::AuthDigest::API manpage if you want to implement a Digest authentication scheme that uses something other than a flat file.

EXAMPLE ^

The configuration for Apache::AuthDigest is relatively simple:

  PerlModule Apache::AuthDigest

  <Location /protected>
    PerlAuthenHandler Apache::AuthDigest
    Require valid-user
    AuthType Digest
    AuthName "cookbook"
    AuthDigestFile .htdigest
  </Location>

please note that Apache::AuthDigest does not configure a handler for the authorization phase, which is a bit different than mod_digest. if you want to use something other than Require valid-user, you will need to use Apache::AuthzDigest:

  PerlModule Apache::AuthDigest
  PerlModule Apache::AuthzDigest

  <Location /protected>
    PerlAuthenHandler Apache::AuthDigest
    PerlAuthzHandler Apache::AuthzDigest
    Require user foo
    AuthType Digest
    AuthName "cookbook"
    AuthDigestFile .htdigest
  </Location>

see the Apache::AuthzDigest manpage for more information.

NOTES ^

this module essentially mimics the Digest implementation provided by mod_digest.c that ships with Apache. there is another implementation, classified as "experimental" that also ships with Apache, mod_auth_digest.c, which is more complete wrt RFC 2617. of particular interest is that the mod_digest implementation does not work with MSIE (so neither does this implemenation). at some point, Apache::AuthDigest::API::Full will implement a completely compliant API - this will have to do for now.

Apache::AuthDigest will decline to process the transaction if mod_digest.c is detected, allowing the faster mod_digest implementation to control the fate of the request.

FEATURES/BUGS ^

none that I know of yet, but consider this alphaware.

SEE ALSO ^

perl(1), mod_perl(1), Apache(3), Apache::AuthDigest(3)

AUTHORS ^

Geoffrey Young <geoff@modperlcookbook.org>

Paul Lindner <paul@modperlcookbook.org>

Randy Kobes <randy@modperlcookbook.org>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2002, Geoffrey Young, Paul Lindner, Randy Kobes.

All rights reserved.

This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.

HISTORY ^

This code is derived from the Cookbook::DigestAPI module, available as part of "The mod_perl Developer's Cookbook".

For more information, visit http://www.modperlcookbook.org/

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