Apache2::AuthzNIS - mod_perl2 NIS Group Authorization module
<Directory /foo/bar> # This is the standard authentication stuff AuthName "Foo Bar Authentication" AuthType Basic # The following is actually only needed when you will authenticate # via NIS passwd as well as authorize via NIS group. # Apache2::AuthenNIS is a separate module. PerlAuthenHandler Apache2::AuthenNIS # Standard require stuff, NIS users or groups, and # "valid-user" all work OK require user username1 username2 ... require group groupname1 groupname2 ... require valid-user PerlAuthzHandler Apache2::AuthzNIS </Directory> These directives can also be used in the <Location> directive or in an .htaccess file.
This perl module is designed to work with mod_perl, the Net::NIS module by Rik Haris (email@example.com), and the Apache2::AuthenNIS module. Version 0.11 of Apache::AuthzNIS was renamed and modified to use mod_perl2. That module was a direct adaptation of Michael Parker's (firstname.lastname@example.org) Apache::AuthenSmb module (which also included an authorization routine).
The module calls Net::NIS::yp_match using each of the require group elements as keys to the the group.byname map, until a match with the (already authenticated) user is found.
For completeness, the module also handles require user and require valid-user directives.
The following comments are from Apache::AuthzNIS.
I've taken "authentication" to be meaningful only in terms of a user and password combination, not group membership. This means that you can use Apache::AuthenNIS with the require user and require valid-user directives. In the NIS context I consider require group to be an "authorization" concern. I.e., Group authorization consists of establishing whether the already authenticated user is a member of one of the indicated groups in the require group directive. This process may be handled by Apache::AuthzNIS.
This is the mod_perl2 handler function.
To install this module, run the following commands:
perl Build.PL ./Build ./Build test ./Build install
Demetrios E. Paneras
<dep at media.mit.edu>
Ported to mod_perl by Shannon Eric Peevey
<speeves at unt.edu>
Ported to mod_perl2 by Nguon Hao Ching
<hao at iteaha.us>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-apache2-authznis at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Apache2-AuthzNIS. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
Copyright (c) 1998 Demetrios E. Paneras, MIT Media Laboratory.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.