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basic_getpwnam_auth (8)

Name

basic_getpwnam_auth - Local Users auth helper for Squid

Synopsis

basic_getpwnam_auth

Description

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NAME
       basic_getpwnam_auth - Local Users auth helper for Squid

SYNOPSIS
       basic_getpwnam_auth

DESCRIPTION
       basic_getpwnam_auth   allows  Squid  to  authenticate  any  local  user
       accounts to validate the user name and password of Basic HTTP authenti-
       cation.

       It uses getpwnam() and getspnam() routines for authentication.

       This has the following advantages over the NCSA module:

       - Allows authentication of all known local users

       - Allows authentication through nsswitch.conf

       - Can handle NIS(+) requests

       - Can handle LDAP requests

       - Can handle PAM requests

CONFIGURATION
              auth_param basic program /path/to/basic_getpwnam_auth
              auth_param basic children concurrency=1

       When  used  for  authenticating to local UNIX shadow password databases
       the program must be running as root or else it  won't  have  sufficient
       permissions to access the user password database. Such use of this pro-
       gram is not recommended, but if you absolutely need to  then  make  the
       program setuid root
              chown root basic_getpwnam_auth
              chmod u+s basic_getpwnam_auth

       Please note that in such configurations it is also strongly recommended
       that the program is moved into a directory where  normal  users  cannot
       access  it,  as  this  mode  of  operation will allow any local user to
       brute-force other users passwords. Also note the program has  not  been
       fully  audited  and the author cannot be held responsible for any secu-
       rity issues due to such installations.

AUTHOR
       This program was  written  by  Erik  Hofman  <erik.hofman@a1.nl>  Robin
       Elfrink <robin@a1.nl> Giancarlo Razzolini <linux-fan@onda.com.br>

       Based on original code by Jon Thackray <jrmt@uk.gdscorp.com>.

       This manual was written by Amos Jeffries <amosjeffries@squid-cache.org>

COPYRIGHT
        *  Copyright (C) 1996-2017 The Squid Software Foundation and contribu-
       tors
        *
        * 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 program and documentation is copyright to the authors named above.

       Distributed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) version 2 or
       later (GPLv2+).

QUESTIONS
       Questions  on  the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users
       mailing list <squid-users@squid-cache.org>

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
       <squid-dev@squid-cache.org>


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | web/proxy/squid  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       squid(8),  basic_pam_auth(8),  basic_ncsa_auth(8),  basic_ldap_auth(8),
       basic_nis_auth(8), chown(1), chmod(1),  nsswitch.conf(5),  getpwnam(3),
       getspnam(3), GPL(7),
       The Squid FAQ wiki http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq
       The Squid Configuration Manual http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/config/




NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source    was    downloaded    from     http://www.squid-cache.org/Ver-
       sions/v3/3.5/squid-3.5.27.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.squid-cache.org/.



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