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XSAUTH(5)		    BSD	File Formats Manual		     XSAUTH(5)

     .xsauth --	XS-httpd authentication	data

     An	.xsauth	file informs the xs-httpd webserver which authenticated	users
     should be granted read access to a	directory-hierarchy. Only users	men-
     tioned in this file can view the available	data.

     This file is created with the xspasswd(1) utility.	This can also be used
     to	add more username and password combinations later. However this	util-
     ity can not be used to remove users or to add special options: for	this
     you will need to edit the file manually and remove	the line that mentions
     the obsolete user entry.

     The .xsauth file can be used in data directories (HtmlDir)	as well	as in
     cgi-bin script directories	(PhExecDir).  So there is no need to implement
     authentication support in CGI scripts.

     If	you want to disallow access through the	web-interface completely, or
     you want to restrict access based on IP addresses,	use a .noxs file in-

   Password Entries
     Normal password entries consist of	a `L' (locked) or `U' (unlocked), in-
     dicating if the password entry may	be modified through the	web-interface,
     using the xschpass(1) CGI binary (which is	no longer installed by de-
     fault). This letter is immediately	followed by the	username, a colon and
     the encrypted version of the password. This is optionally followed	by an
     additional	colon and a hash value to be used for digest access authenti-

   LDAP	Authentication
     Previous versions allowed LDAP configuration options in .xsauth files as
     well. This	is no longer supported.	Use xsconf(5) in stead to configure
     LDAP authentication.

     httpd(1), xspasswd(1), xsconf(5)

     The project homepage:

xs-httpd/3.5			 June 12, 2002			  xs-httpd/3.5


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