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basic_ncsa_auth(8)					    basic_ncsa_auth(8)

       basic_ncsa_auth	- NCSA httpd-style password file authentication helper
       for Squid

       basic_ncsa_auth passwd file

       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.

       The only parameter is the password file.	 It must have  permissions  to
       be read by the user that Squid is running as.

	      basic_ncsa_auth /etc/squid/squid.pass

       basic_ncsa_auth must have access to the password file to be executed.

       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.

       This manual was written by Amos Jeffries <>

       Based   on   original   documentation   by   Rodrigo   Rubira	Branco

       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 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), htpasswd(1), GPL(7),
       The Squid FAQ wiki
       The Squid Configuration Manual

				 May 16, 2006		    basic_ncsa_auth(8)

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