[Catalyst] Authenticating a "Normal CGI Script" Inside a Catalyst Application

Yuval Kogman nothingmuch at woobling.org
Thu Jan 26 22:12:56 CET 2006

You can either wrap the CGI in your Catalyst app, possibly with
HTTP::Request::AsCGI. That would allow you to wrap it with
authentication stuff.

The performance hit will probably be negliable, given that it's an
old style CGI (i'm assuming).

If pressured I might be able to spit out code samples ;-)

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:07:08 -0500, Kennedy Clark wrote:
> We have an existing application that generates reports via a Perl-based CGI
> script.  We want to create a series of other tools that go along with this
> report script (e.g., a web-based GUI configuration tool and other diagnostic
> tools), and we want to use Catalyst for these other tools.  An important
> part of the overall application will be authentication and roles to let
> different people do/see different things.  I have been studying the Catalyst
> documentation, and doing this for these new tools seems pretty
> straightforward (for example, it's covered in Catalyst::Manual::Cookbook and
> Catalyst::Manual::Tutorial).  However, we also want to be able
> to control access to this existing Perl-based .cgi script through the same
> Catalyst authentication (IOW, "single sign on").  Any recommendations or
> examples on how to do this?  I have been searching through the docs and
> mailing list with no luck.
> The existing Perl .cgi script is a third party system, so we do not
> have control over making it "fully Catalyst", but it essentially runs all of
> the reports via a single Perl .cgi file currently running under Apache
> (using different args on the URL to request different report data).  The
> Perl .cgi script if a plain old Perl script that load a large .pm library to
> do the report rendering -- so we can make basic changes to file if
> necessary.  Is there a way to "wrap" or "shim" it to work with the Catalyst
> authentication framework (but without have to do "major surgery" on the
> existing report app)?
> Many thanks,
> H

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