[pmwiki-users] LDAP / PAM Module

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Thu Aug 4 10:28:03 CDT 2005

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 04:28:46PM +0200, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
>>One thing that I noted in passing: the script doesn't (seem to) have a 
>>good interface for plugging in one's own authentication methods. People 
>>may want to write authenticators for text files, maybe even hardcoded 
>>ones with the passwords in the PHP source, or whatever.
> How about...
>     $AuthUser['custommethod'] = 'details for custommethod';
>     include_once('scripts/authuser.php');

   $AuthUser['custommethod'] = 'Auth_function';


   function AuthFunction (<any necessary parameters>)

The first parameter may have to determine what kind of activity to do 
(check authentication, change password, maybe others).

>     # perform authentication specific stuff here
>     if ($AuthUser['custommethod']) {
>       /* test for authentication */
>       if ( /*authenticated*/ ) AuthenticateUser($id);
>     }

I have to admit I don't understand this code. Here's how things would 
look from my perspective:

       $AuthFunction = $AuthUser['custommethod'];
       if ($AuthFunction(parameters)) {
          /* We're authenticated; or: password change successful */
       } else {
         /* We're not authenticated; resp.: password change failed */


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