[request-tracker-maintainers] Bug#615890: Bug#615890: rt-mailgate(1) should support some HTTP authentication

Ivan Shmakov ivan at main.uusia.org
Sat Mar 5 17:03:13 UTC 2011

>>>>> Dominic Hargreaves <dom at earth.li> writes:
>>>>> On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 01:36:55AM +0600, Ivan Shmakov wrote:


 >> OTOH, given that the HTTP basic authentication is only a matter
 >> of calling the LWP::UserAgent's ->credentials () method (as per
 >> the documentation [1]), it doesn't seem like a big deal to have
 >> it supported.

 > I thought about forwarding this straight into the upstream
 > bugtracker, but it might be worth you raising this on rt-users first.
 > If it's simple as you suggest, and you have a desire for it, then it
 > might be a case of arguing the point by submission of a suitable
 > patch :)


	Actually, I've found that there's liblwp-authen-negotiate-perl,
	which would've the problem solved for me, given that I run
	Apache with mod_auth_kerb enabled anyway.  Yet, that Perl module
	assumes the “user's” way of authentication (kinit), not the one
	that's apt for a service (keytab.)

	Hence, I may consider patching liblwp-authen-negotiate-perl
	instead to support krb5_get_init_creds_keytab ().  (It'd still
	be necessary to patch rt-mailgate to specify the principal to be
	used, though.)

	Still, having some common HTTP authentication schemes supported
	may be a nice addition.  (Though I'm not sure that anything else
	looks as simple as calling ->credentials ().)

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