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NAME ^

CGI::Application::Plugin::Authentication::Display - Generate bits of HTML needed for authentication

VERSION ^

This document describes CGI::Application::Plugin::Authentication::Display version 0.20

DESCRIPTION ^

The purpose of this code is to keep display code away from the back-end of authentication management. It is an abstract base class and must be used in conjunction with derived classes. Those derived classes can be used in an number of ways:

METHODS ^

new

The constructor must be passed the CGI::Application object as the first non-object argument. This allows derived modules to access the authentication information.

login_box

This method will return the HTML for a login box that can be embedded into another page. This is the same login box that is used in the default authen_login runmode that the plugin provides.

This function is not implemented in this module. One must use a derived class with an appropriate implementation of this function.

logout_form

This returns the simple bit of HTML need to have a logout button. The form has '/?authen_logout=1' as the action but of course this can be changed in derived modules.

enforce_protection

This method is useful when the class is being used in templates to mark a certain template as for authenticated eyes only. So in HTML::Template::Plugin::Dot one might have

    <TMPL_VAR NAME="authen.enforce_protection">

and one must set authen to one of these objects via the HTML::Template::param method. If authenticated it will resolve to a simple string, otherwise it will croak.

login_title

This returns the TITLE parameter from the LOGIN_FORM section of the config.

is_authenticated

username

last_login

last_access

is_login_timeout

login_attempts

These methods all provide access to the cognate methods on the authentication object. They are provided as templates might find them expressive.

BUGS ^

This is alpha software and as such, the features and interface are subject to change. So please check the Changes file when upgrading.

SEE ALSO ^

CGI::Application, perl(1)

AUTHOR ^

Author: Cees Hek <ceeshek@gmail.com>; Co-maintainer: Nicholas Bamber <nicholas@periapt.co.uk>.

CREDITS ^

Thanks to SiteSuite (http://www.sitesuite.com.au) for funding the development of this plugin and for releasing it to the world.

Thanks to Christian Walde for suggesting changes to fix the incompatibility with CGI::Application::Plugin::ActionDispatch and for help with github.

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2005, SiteSuite. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2010, Nicholas Bamber. All rights reserved.

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

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

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