[pmwiki-users] question about password files
nospam at eton.ca
Mon Nov 7 12:55:03 CST 2005
At 2005-11-07 05:46 PM +0100, Patrick Ogay is rumored to have said:
>and later I tryed with different kind of password-length in the
>same .htpasswd, seem's a bad idea.
>but the worst:
>the correct statment seems to be and works:
> $AuthUser['vhcuser'] = "$FarmD/local/.htpasswd";
> $AuthUser['pogaz'] = "$FarmD/local/.htpasswd";
>where vhcuser, pogaz are users in the password file
>**not** as I understood the documentation:
>$AuthUser['htpasswd'] = 'local/.htpasswd';
>(I thought pmwiki searches user/passwd in the passwd-file, here the
>user would be htpasswd)
>Wouldn't it be senseful to be able to define the user through the
>passwordfile? Like I tought, it would be.
I am not exactly sure what you are trying to do, but I just updated
the AuthUser page as follows:
You may also specify a
file (usually called .htpasswd on Apache servers) by including a
special "htpasswd" user and the path to your passwd-formatted file.
If you have usernames and passwords in a file called .htpasswd in
your local/ directory, you will write:
$AuthUser['htpasswd'] = 'local/.htpasswd';
$AuthUserHtPasswd = 'local/.htpasswd';
To access an .htpasswd file which is stored outside of your web
structure, you need to specify the entire path:
$AuthUser['htpasswd'] = 'C:/path/to/directory/.htpasswd';
Each line of the .htpasswd file should look something like:
where the username is to the left of the colon(:) and the encrypted
password to the right. AuthUser automatically recognizes the type of
To allow user "NeilHerber" to perform some action on a page, you
would need to set the proper "attr" setting to "id:NeilHerber".
There is no need to reference the .htpasswd file anywhere except in
config.php. The reference need to appear *before* the include for AuthUser.
Does that help? Or does it just confuse things?
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