[Mongrel] Fwd: Re: Basic authentication with Apache and Mongrel
matte at ruckuswireless.com
Tue Mar 13 14:23:36 EDT 2007
Well, yeah. What I meant was that the Apache-side auth process isn't
any different between a dynamic site and a static site. The difference
enters in when you need to process past apache.
Sorry for the confusion.
Bill Tribley wrote:
> There is a big difference if you are not running a pure rails site. I
> am doing auth apache-side because I serve static content, perl scripts
> via cgi and feed the mongrel pack from Apache.
> The REMOTE_USER variable value can be passed to rails using a
> technique described deep down in one of the informative pieces on the
> Mongrel website.
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:54:07 -0700, Matte Edens wrote:
> > I don't see the difference with this and a simple static apache site.
> > still Apache in front of the proxy (as the proxy) doing the auth. I'm
> > it. That is if you're not involved with a complicated multi-server
> > Also, if you're using Rails, you can do basic auth with the
> > "simple_http_auth" plugin. FYI. I've used it. It's cool. And easier,
> > IMHO, than setting up users on the server side with htpasswd, etc.
> but be
> > careful if you've got an open SVN repository.
> > matte
> > Niall O Broin wrote:
> >> I recently moved an app. from lighttpd + fastcgi to apache 2.2 +
> >> mod_proxy_balancer + Mongrel. On lighttpd, I was using basic
> >> with a configuration like this:
> >> auth.backend = "htpasswd"
> >> auth.backend.htpasswd.userfile = "/path/to/htpasswd"
> >> auth.require = ("/" => ("method" => "basic", "realm" => "My Realm",
> >> "require" => "valid-user"))
> >> which was nice and simple - just as simple as using basic auth. with a
> >> static Apache site.
> >> Is there any way of doing such authentication with apache 2.2 +
> >> mod_proxy_balancer + Mongrel ? All I've been able to find with google
> >> suggests that I can't do this and I will require some app. level
> >> authentication, and I really don't want to have to do that.
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