Manual Reference Pages  - ncsa_auth (8)

NAME

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

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Example
Security
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS



ncsa_auth passwdfile



DESCRIPTION

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.

The only parameter is the password file. It must have permissions to be read by the user that Squid is running as (cache_effective_user in squid.conf).

This password file can be manipulated using htpasswd.

OPTIONS

Only specify the password file name.

EXAMPLE

ncsa_auth /etc/squid/squid.pass

SECURITY

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

SEE ALSO

htpasswd(1), squid(8)

AUTHOR

Manpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbranco@br.ibm.com>


Squid NCSA Auth helper ncsa_auth (8) May 16, 2006
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