[Catalyst] Auth plugin for mod_auth_tkt
peter at peknet.com
Wed Jun 6 22:28:02 GMT 2007
Charlie Garrison wrote on 6/6/07 4:15 PM:
> Good morning,
> I am about to create a plugin to use mod_auth_tkt for authentication,
> but just wanted to check that no one else has done one before I start.
> And I'm still on my Catalyst learning curve, so if there are any HOWTOs
> or tutorials on writing authentication plugins, I would love to know
> about them.
> In case anyone wants to know why I'm using mod_auth_tkt, I'm porting an
> old app to Catalyst. And the app has apache frontend process (mod_perl
> backend) which needs to protect static content. If you have other
> suggestions for protecting static content in frontend apache that works
> well with Catalyst, I'm happy to look at alternatives to mod_auth_tkt.
> PS. Is there any interest from others for this plugin? I will be happy
> to share if there is.
I also use mod_auth_tkt. I submitted a patch to the author several weeks ago
that makes it easier to get at the internal cookie values via Apache::AuthTkt.
You might want to post to that list and nudge him to release a new version to
CPAN. It'll probably make your plugin much easier to write.
Are you planning this plugin to work with the existing Session::* stuff?
Peter Karman . http://peknet.com/ . peter at peknet.com
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