RFC: runtime-selectable auth modules for Cyrus

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Thu Dec 19 16:34:08 EST 2002

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002, Rob Siemborski wrote:
> > Well, I have been looking at lib/auth*, and at the auth_ldap patch.  I want
> > to be able to somehow switch the auth backend Cyrus uses at runtime  --  the
> Have you taken a look at auth_pts in 2.2?  It basically outsources both

Not yet, no.  I haven't had the time to package 2.2 yet :(

> canonicalization and group lookups to an external process, which is
> perhaps the overall easiest way of doing this (though I do see future
> versions of Cyrus/SASL making better use of canon_user SASL plugins and
> auxprop plugins).

Looks good, as long as master IS taking care of such an process, and can
restart it if it dies for any reason.  Actually, I am not using idled right
now for this same reason...

> I also have an LDAP module working for this system, but not configurable
> yet (so if anyone wants to authorize using the CMU LDAP server, it'll work
> for them ;)

Neat! :-)

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  Henrique Holschuh

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