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

NAME
       basic_getpwnam_auth - Local Users auth helper for Squid

SYNOPSIS
       basic_getpwnam_auth

DESCRIPTION
       basic_getpwnam_auth  allows  Squid  to  authenticate any	local user ac-
       counts to validate the user name	and password of	Basic HTTP authentica-
       tion.

       It uses getpwnam() and getspnam() routines for authentication.

       This has	the following advantages over the NCSA module:

       - Allows	authentication of all known local users

       - Allows	authentication through nsswitch.conf

       - Can handle NIS(+) requests

       - Can handle LDAP requests

       - Can handle PAM	requests

CONFIGURATION
	      auth_param basic program /path/to/basic_getpwnam_auth
	      auth_param basic children	concurrency=1

       When  used  for	authenticating to local	UNIX shadow password databases
       the program must	be running as root or else it  won't  have  sufficient
       permissions to access the user password database. Such use of this pro-
       gram is not recommended,	but if you absolutely need to  then  make  the
       program setuid root
	      chown root basic_getpwnam_auth
	      chmod u+s	basic_getpwnam_auth

       Please note that	in such	configurations it is also strongly recommended
       that the	program	is moved into a	directory where	 normal	 users	cannot
       access  it,  as	this  mode  of	operation will allow any local user to
       brute-force other users passwords. Also note the	program	has  not  been
       fully  audited  and the author cannot be	held responsible for any secu-
       rity issues due to such installations.

AUTHOR
       This program was	written	by Erik	Hofman _erik.hofman@a1.nl_  Robin  El-
       frink _robin@a1.nl_ Giancarlo Razzolini _linux-fan@onda.com.br_

       Based on	original code by Jon Thackray _jrmt@uk.gdscorp.com_.

       This manual was written by Amos Jeffries	_amosjeffries@squid-cache.org_

COPYRIGHT
	*  Copyright (C) 1996-2020 The Squid Software Foundation and contribu-
       tors
	*
	* Squid	software is distributed	under GPLv2+ license and includes
	* contributions	from numerous individuals and organizations.
	* Please see the COPYING and CONTRIBUTORS files	for details.

       This program and	documentation is copyright to the authors named	above.

       Distributed under the GNU General Public	License	(GNU GPL) version 2 or
       later (GPLv2+).

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

REPORTING BUGS
       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.

       Report bugs or bug fixes	using http://bugs.squid-cache.org/

       Report serious security bugs  to	 Squid	Bugs  _squid-bugs@lists.squid-
       cache.org_

       Report  ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list
       <squid-dev@lists.squid-cache.org>

SEE ALSO
       squid(8),  basic_pam_auth(8),  basic_ncsa_auth(8),  basic_ldap_auth(8),
       basic_nis_auth(8),  chown(1),  chmod(1),	nsswitch.conf(5), getpwnam(3),
       getspnam(3), 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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