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NCSA httpd-style password file authentication helper for Squid.

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NAME basic_ncsa_auth - NCSA httpd-style password file authentication helper for Squid
SYNOPSIS basic_ncsa_auth passwd file
DESCRIPTION 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.
OPTIONS The only parameter is the password file. It must have permissions to be read by the user that Squid is running as.
CONFIGURATION basic_ncsa_auth /etc/squid/squid.pass basic_ncsa_auth must have access to the password file to be executed.
KNOWN ISSUES DES functionality (used by htpasswd by default) silently truncates passwords to 8 charac‐ ters. Allowing login with password values shorter than the one desired. This authentica‐ tor will reject login with long passwords when using DES.
AUTHOR This manual was written by Amos Jeffries <@squid-cache.org> Based on original documentation by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <@br.ibm.com>
QUESTIONS Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <squid- @squid-cache.org>
REPORTING BUGS Bug reports need to be made in English. See http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/BugRe‐ porting for details of what you need to include with your bug report. Report bugs or bug fixes using http://bugs.squid-cache.org/ Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <@squid-cache.org> Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list <squid-dev@squid- cache.org>
SEE ALSO 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/
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