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Re: Anyone gotten PAM authentication to work?

From: Ralph Mitchell <>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 00:27:41 -0600


  Here's a PAM module that lets you use HTTP Basic authentication
(ideally over HTTPS) to check user passwords.

It sounds to me like that's server-side, giving the server (yet another) way
to look up userids and passwords. The server would use Basic Auth to get
that info from the user.

So, are you on the server-side, or working on an app that hits such a
server?? If it's an app that's not part of the server, all you'd need would

CURLOPT_USERPWD to set the userid:password

CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH to set the authentication method to CURLAUTH_BASIC

Ralph Mitchell

On 11/5/05, Bob Freitas <> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I want to use libCurl on an application that needs PAM to authenticate.
> I was wondering if anyone has had any success using PAM for the
> authentication. I don't see it specifically in the supported features
> section. I did see that pam_http module put together by Kragen Sitaker
> referenced in a couple of places, but that is date to 2002, which in the
> tech space is ancient stuff!
> Just hoping someone has taken this path before and give me a quick
> pointer? Does it work? Where there any gotchas?
> Thanks!
> Bob Freitas
Received on 2005-11-05