|digest_file_auth(8)||System Manager's Manual||digest_file_auth(8)|
digest_file_auth - File based digest authentication helper for Squid.
digest_file_auth [-c] file
digest_file_auth is an installed binary authentication program for Squid. It handles digest authentication protocol and authenticates against a text file backend. This program will automatically detect the existence of a concurrency channel-ID and adjust appropriately. It may be used with any value 0 or above for the auth_param children concurrency= parameter.
- Accept digest hashed passwords rather than plaintext in the password file
Username database file format:
- - comment lines are possible and should start with a '#';
- - empty or blank lines are possible;
- - plaintext entry format is username:password
- - HA1 entry format is username:realm:HA1
To build a directory integrated backend, you need to be able to calculate the HA1 returned to squid. To avoid storing a plaintext password you can calculate MD5(username:realm:password) when the user changes their password, and store the tuple username:realm:HA1. then find the matching username:realm when squid asks for the HA1.
This implementation could be improved by using such a triple for the file format. However storing such a triple does little to improve security: If compromised the username:realm:HA1 combination is "plaintext equivalent" - for the purposes of digest authentication they allow the user access. Password synchronization is not tackled by digest - just preventing on the wire compromise.
This program was written by Robert Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Based on prior work by Arjan de Vet <Arjan.deVet@adv.iae.nl>
This manual was written by Robert Collins <email@example.com> Amos Jeffries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <email@example.com>
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