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basic_sasl_auth(8)					    basic_sasl_auth(8)

       basic_sasl_auth	-  Basic  Authentication  using SASL (specifically the
       cyrus-sasl authentication method)

       Version 1.0


       basic_sasl_auth is an installed binary helper for Squid. SASL  is  con‐
       figurable  (somewhat  like  PAM).   Each service authenticating against
       SASL identifies itself with an application name.	 Each application  can
       be configured independently by the SASL administrator.

       To    configure	  the	 authentication	   method    used   the	  file
       basic_sasl_auth.conf can be placed in the appropriate location, usually

       The authentication database is defined by the pwcheck_method parameter.
       Only the PLAIN authentication mechanism is used.

       Examples: pwcheck_method:sasldb use sasldb - the	 default  if  no  conf
       file is installed.  pwcheck_method:pam
	- use PAM authentication database pwcheck_method:passwd
	- use traditional /etc/passwd pwcheck_method:shadow
	- use slightly less traditional /etc/shadow

       Others  methods	may  be	 supported by your cyrus-sasl implementation -
       consult your cyrus-sasl documentation for information.

       Typically the authentication database ( /etc/sasldb , /etc/shadow , PAM
       )  can  not  be accessed by a normal user. You should use setuid/setgid
       and an appropriate user/group on the executable to allow the  authenti‐
       cator to access the appropriate password database. If the access to the
       database is not permitted then the authenticator	 will  typically  fail
       with "-1, generic error".

	      chown root.mail basic_sasl_auth
	      chmod ug+s basic_sasl_auth

       If  the	application name basic_sasl_auth will also be used for the PAM
       service name if pwcheck_method:pam is chosen. And example PAM  configu‐
       ration file basic_sasl_auth.pam is also included.

       This program was written by Ian Castle <>

       This  manual was written by Ian Castle <>
       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),  SASL(3),  PAM(7),  passwd(1), shadow(5), chown(1), chmod(1),
       The Squid FAQ wiki
       The Squid Configuration Manual


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