mod_auth_openid 0.5

An authentication module for the Apache 2 Web server

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What's new in mod_auth_openid 0.4:

  • The ability to specify an external program for authorization.
  • No longer clears attribute exchange parameters; see the Wiki page for attribute exchange.
  • A fix for a bug involving custom auth cookie names.
  • A fix for a bug that left openid params in the referrer param after a custom login page redirect.
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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
3.2/5 14
DEVELOPED BY:
bmuller
HOMEPAGE:
www.butterfat.net
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)
mod_auth_openid is an authentication module for the Apache 2 Web server. It handles the functions of an OpenID consumer as specified in the OpenID 1.1 specification.

Once installed, a simple configuration directive can secure a directory or application on your Web server and require a valid OpenID identity. You can configure trusted/untrusted identity providers along with a number of other options.

Compile

Enter the mod_auth_openid directory and type:

./configure


You can use the following to see additional configuration options:

./configure --help

Then:

make
su root
make install


Depending on where you specify your AuthOpenIDDBLocation (see below), you may need to touch the db file as the user that's running Apache (or chown the directory it's being stored in). For instance:

# /tmp/mod_auth_openid.db is the default location for the DB
su root
touch /tmp/mod_auth_openid.db
chown www-data /tmp/mod_auth_openid.db

Last updated on February 15th, 2010

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