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

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 characters.  Allowing login with password	values shorter
       than the	one desired.  This authenticator will reject login  with  long
       passwords when using DES.

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

       Based	on   original	documentation	by   Rodrigo   Rubira	Branco
       _rrbranco@br.ibm.com_

COPYRIGHT
	* Copyright (C)	1996-2021 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  file is distributed in the	hope that it will be useful, but WITH-
       OUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of  MERCHANTABILITY
       or FITNESS FOR A	PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See	the GNU	General	Public License
       for more	details.

       You should have received	a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this file; if not, write to	the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59
       Temple Place, Suite 330,	Boston,	MA 02111-1307 USA

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), 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		    basic_ncsa_auth(8)

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