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basic_sasl_auth (8)

Name

basic_sasl_auth - Basic Authentication using SASL (specifically the cyrus-sasl authentication method) Version 1.0

Synopsis

basic_sasl_auth

Description

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NAME
       basic_sasl_auth  -  Basic  Authentication  using SASL (specifically the
       cyrus-sasl authentication method)

       Version 1.0

SYNOPSIS
       basic_sasl_auth

DESCRIPTION
       basic_sasl_auth is an installed binary helper for Squid. SASL  is  con-
       figurable  (somewhat  like  PAM).   Each service authenticating against
       SASL identifies itself with an application name.  Each application  can
       be configured independently by the SASL administrator.

CONFIGURATION
       To    configure    the    authentication    method    used   the   file
       basic_sasl_auth.conf can be placed in the appropriate location, usually
       /usr/lib/sasl.

       The authentication database is defined by the pwcheck_method parameter.
       Only the PLAIN authentication mechanism is used.

       Examples: pwcheck_method:sasldb use sasldb - the  default  if  no  conf
       file is installed.  pwcheck_method:pam
        - use PAM authentication database pwcheck_method:passwd
        - use traditional /etc/passwd pwcheck_method:shadow
        - use slightly less traditional /etc/shadow

       Others  methods  may  be  supported by your cyrus-sasl implementation -
       consult your cyrus-sasl documentation for information.

       Typically the authentication database ( /etc/sasldb , /etc/shadow , PAM
       )  can  not  be accessed by a normal user. You should use setuid/setgid
       and an appropriate user/group on the executable to allow the  authenti-
       cator to access the appropriate password database. If the access to the
       database is not permitted then the authenticator  will  typically  fail
       with "-1, generic error".

              chown root.mail basic_sasl_auth
              chmod ug+s basic_sasl_auth

       If  the  application name basic_sasl_auth will also be used for the PAM
       service name if pwcheck_method:pam is chosen. And example PAM  configu-
       ration file basic_sasl_auth.pam is also included.

AUTHOR
       This program was written by Ian Castle <ian.castle@coldcomfortfarm.net>

       This  manual was written by Ian Castle <ian.castle@coldcomfortfarm.net>
       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), SASL(3), PAM(7), passwd(1),  shadow(5),  chown(1),  chmod(1),
       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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