[Freedombox-discuss] LDAP

Nick Daly nick.m.daly at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 02:39:44 UTC 2013

Simo <s at ssimo.org> writes:

> On Fri, 2013-12-27 at 19:08 -0600, Nick Daly wrote:
>> Time to do a lot of LDAP (or Kerberos, or...) learning.
> Do yourself a favor, nix their auth system and use apache modules,
> mediawiki has a module to understand REMOTE_USER, so should other
> services like that. Once you find one that understand REMOTE_USER you
> can defer authentication compeltely to apache and not have to
> learn/implement/tweak each single service in a different way.

Could you clarify or point to an example of where this is used well?
There're lots of results, but there's also a lot of chaff in those

Seems like ikiwiki's httpauth [0] respects REMOTE_USER, which seems
ideal for the wiki service.  Now as long as everything else does the


0: http://ikiwiki.info/plugins/httpauth/
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