A novel authentication method for Apache

Friday, 16 July 2004, 2:45 PM EST

This article shows you step by step how to compile and configure mod_auth_ibmdb2 (an Apache authentication module) using IBM DB2 Universal Database (UDB) as the database for storing user and group information. It explains the creation and use of the User Defined Functions (UDFs) for generating passwords in DB2.

The UDFs provided are compatible to the functions that are used in Apache's htpasswd utility.

In this article, you will:

- Compile the module
- Configure and use the module: the new directives, a practical sample, caching
- Compile the UDFs

By Helmut K. C. Tessarek at IBM developerWorks.

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