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Re: Feature suggestion - HTTP authentication improvement

From: David Anderson
Subject: Re: Feature suggestion - HTTP authentication improvement
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 07:19:22 +0100
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Tip for anyone else interested in this:

I am working around this by using the PHP filter in the "contrib" 
directory. It is run under a special UID via SuExec, and reads in the 
monit password from a file only accessable via that UID. Then I write 
my own authentication in PHP. Quite a big work-around, but it does the 


"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of 
God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and 
also to the Greek." - Romans 1:16 

On Wednesday 25 Apr 2007, David Anderson wrote:
> Hello,
> I think Monit is great - thank you for it!
> I would like to be able to authenticate in more ways than Monit
> allows. At present it only allows htpasswd files as a backend (plain,
> MD5, crypt) or specifying passwords in the configuration file.
> I would like to be able to do more - otherwise I have to maintain yet
> another password database (to go with the ones in MySQL, PAM, etc.,
> that various other things are using).
> The best thing would be if Monit could support arbitrary
> authenticators by running an external binary. The external binary
> would take username and password on separate lines, and then indicate
> its decision in the return code. Then we could code up authenticators
> to our hearts content in whatever language we choose.
> If I were a C coder I would just write a patch myself... sadly I am
> not! :-(
> David

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