User-Authentication using the UNIX-system passwd-file with Apache HTTPd?

User-Authentication using the UNIX-system passwd-file with Apache HTTPd?

Post by Swen Mag » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Hi there!

Does anybody know about a possibility to use the UNIX-system
passwd-file for user-authentication on a Apache HTTpd?

I know the CERN-server very well now, and like this feature there for
internal use of several HTML-pages.

Is there any module on the net, which satisfies my needs?

Thank you very much in advance for your help

Cheers Swen Mager


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