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basic_getpwnam_auth(8)					basic_getpwnam_auth(8)

       basic_getpwnam_auth - Local Users auth helper for Squid


       basic_getpwnam_auth   allows  Squid  to	authenticate  any  local  user
       accounts to validate the user name and password of Basic HTTP authenti‐

       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

	      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.

       This program was	 written  by  Erik  Hofman  <>	 Robin
       Elfrink <> Giancarlo Razzolini <>

       Based on original code by Jon Thackray <>.

       This manual was written by Amos Jeffries <>

       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 on the usage of this program can be sent to the  Squid	 Users
       mailing list <>

       Bug  reports  need  to  be  made	 in  English.	See http://wiki.squid- for details of what you need to include
       with your bug report.

       Report bugs or bug fixes using

       Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <>

       Report  ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list

       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
       The Squid Configuration Manual


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