[Catalyst] Auth::PAM??

J. Shirley jshirley at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 00:45:30 GMT 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Michael Higgins <linux at evolone.org> wrote:
> I had the idea to make an app that authenticates against PAM.
> Can this be done? There is Cat:P:A:C:PAM, but
> [warn] Credential class "Catalyst::Authentication::Credential::PAM" not found, trying deprecated ::Plugin:: style naming.
> [error] THIS IS DEPRECATED: Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::Credential::PAM has no new() method - Attempting to use uninstantiated
> So... too bad that wasn't patched into the module docs somewhere. As you can imagine, it took quite a bit of digging to get it to work enough to tell me it was deprecated. :(

Adding "PAM" as your credential class should be enough to emit that
warning.  What else did you have to do?  It should work, though.  The
new Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication system has backwards
compatibility checks.

> OK. There is a Authen::Simple option that doesn't apparently work either. Had to run script as superuser to have perms to read /etc/shadow. Even then, it failed with no particular error.

Can you use Authen::PAM (outside of Catalyst) on your system?

> So, maybe someone on the list can suggest some working, non-deprecated way I can authenticate users against those who have a username on the server? Or am I totally wasting my time?

Port Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::Credential::PAM to the new
system.  It's really simple in most cases.  Then, release the new
Catalyst::Authentication::Credential::PAM to CPAN and collect your
ample rewards :)


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