[pmwiki-users] Re: authuser and .htgroups
haganfox at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 05:05:54 CDT 2005
On 6/30/05, Joachim Durchholz <jo at durchholz.org> wrote:
> H. Fox wrote:
> > Instead of using 'pam', how about 'Linux-PAM' or even just 'PAM' in
> > capital letters.
> I have to agree with Jeremy here. Capital letters aren't a guarantee
> against namespace collision (uppercase letters in user names are quite
> common everywhere except in the Unix world).
I wasn't suggesting using PAM on a non-Linux system, but I suppose a
name collision with PAM is still possible. Probably not with
Besides, a user with the name of PAM would be able to authenticate
successfully via PAM, wouldn't she?
> Besides, we might want to add a new scheme and later get a report
> somebobdy's login name happens to collide with the new authentication
> scheme identifier - ulch.
It depends upon the name of the new scheme. Collisions could easily
be avoided by using unlikely-to-collide identifier names like e.g.
PmAuth-AD, PmAuth-PAM, etc.
Configurable auth-scheme names would certainly guarantee against collision.
> Besides, it's really cleaner to put the stuff into a separate array.
> Separating the stuff into a separate array should also be technically
> the simplest solution :-)
I presumed that wasn't so because Pm didn't do it that way.
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