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Authenticate Apache2 (basic auth) using your Django DB

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Authenticating Apache2 using your Django DB

  • Make sure you have apache2 mod-auth-external installed and configured (See: http://code.google.com/p/mod-auth-external/wiki/Configuration)
  • Define django-cliauth as your external authenticator by adding the following line in your virtualhost:
    • DefineExternalAuth django_cliauth pipe “/path/to/your/django-admin.py cliauth –settings=”YOUR_PROJECT.settings””
  • Set your authentication using a .htaccess file (or <Location> inside the virtualhost):
    • AuthType Basic
    • AuthName <authname>
    • AuthBasicProvider external
    • AuthExternal django_cliauth
    • Require valid-user
  • Reload your apache2 configuration

Checking is the user belongs to a group

  • Define django-cliauth as your external group checker by adding the following to your apache virtualhost:
    • DefineExternalGroup django_cliauth_grpck pipe “/path/to/your/django-admin.py cliauth –groupcheck –settings=’YOUR_PROJECT.settings’”
  • Set your authentication using a .htaccess file (or <Location> inside the virtualhost):
    • AuthType Basic
    • AuthName <authname>
    • AuthBasicProvider external
    • AuthExternal django_cliauth
    • GroupExternal django_cliauth_grpck
    • Require group <groupname1> <groupname2> …

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