“libapache2-mod-auth-shadow” binary package in Ubuntu Hardy i386

 When performing this task one encounters one fundamental difficulty: the
 /etc/shadow file is supposed to be read/writable only by root. However,
 the webserver is supposed to run under a non-root user, such as www-data.
 .
 mod_auth_shadow addresses this difficulty by opening a pipe to an SGID shadow
 program validate, which does the actual validation. When there is a failure
 validate writes an error message to the system log, and waits three seconds
 before exiting. The validate program uses getspnam() so supports shadow
 files and NIS.

Publishing history

Date Status Target Pocket Component Section Priority Phased updates Version
  2007-11-11 02:03:26 UTC Published Ubuntu Hardy i386 release universe web Extra 2.1-2
  • Published on 2007-11-11