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basic_pam_auth(8)					     basic_pam_auth(8)

       basic_pam_auth - Squid PAM Basic authentication helper

       basic_pam_auth [-n service name	TTL ] [-o] [-1]

       basic_pam_auth  allows  Squid  to connect to a mostly any available PAM
       database to validate the user name and password of Basic HTTP authenti‐

       -s  service-name
		   Specifies  the  PAM	service	 name  Squid uses, defaults to

       -t  TTL	   Enables persistent PAM connections where the connection  to
		   the	PAM  database  is kept open and reused for new logins.
		   The TTL specifies how long the connection will be kept open
		   (in seconds).  Default is to not keep PAM connections open.
		   Please note that the use of persistent PAM  connections  is
		   slightly  outside  the  PAM	specification and may not work
		   with all PAM configurations.

       -o	   Do not perform the PAM account  management  group  (account
		   expiration etc)

       The  program  needs  a PAM service to be configured in /etc/pam.conf or

       The default service name is squid , and the program makes  use  of  the
       auth  and  account  management  groups  to  verify the password and the
       accounts validity.

       For details on how to configure PAM services, see the PAM documentation
       for your system. This manual does not cover PAM configuration details.

       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_pam_auth
	      chmod u+s basic_pam_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  and  documentation  was  written	by  Henrik   Nordstrom

       Squid basic_pam_auth and this manual is Copyright 1999,2002,2003 Henrik
       Nordstrom <> Distributed under the GNU General  Pub‐
       lic 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), pam(3), pam.conf(5), chown(1), chmod(1), GPL(7),
       PAM Systems Administrator Guide
       The Squid FAQ wiki
       The Squid Configuration Manual

				  5 Sep 2003		     basic_pam_auth(8)

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