basic_ncsa_auth(8) System Manager's Manual basic_ncsa_auth(8)

basic_ncsa_auth - NCSA httpd-style password file authentication helper for Squid

basic_ncsa_auth passwd file

basic_ncsa_auth allows Squid to read and authenticate user and password information from an NCSA/Apache httpd-style password file when using basic HTTP authentication.

This password file can be manipulated using htpasswd.

This authenticator accepts:
* Blowfish - for passwords 72 characters or less in length.
* SHA256 - with salting and magic strings.
* SHA512 - with salting and magic strings.
* MD5 - with optional salt and magic strings.
* DES - for passwords 8 characters or less in length. NOTE: Blowfish and SHA algorithms require system-specific support.

The only parameter is the password file. It must have permissions to be read by the user that Squid is running as.

basic_ncsa_auth /etc/squid/squid.pass

basic_ncsa_auth must have access to the password file to be executed.

DES functionality (used by htpasswd by default) silently truncates passwords to 8 characters. Allowing login with password values shorter than the one desired. This authenticator will reject login with long passwords when using DES.

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

Based on original documentation by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbranco@br.ibm.com>


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

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.

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squid(8), htpasswd(1), GPL(7),
The Squid FAQ wiki http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq
The Squid Configuration Manual http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/config/

May 16, 2006