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        basic_db_auth - Database auth helper for Squid


        basic_db_auth [options]


       This program verifies username & password to a database


       --debug     Write debug info to stderr.

       --dsn       Database DSN. Default "DBI:mysql:database=squid"

       --user      Database User

       --password  Database password

       --table     Database table. Default "passwd".

       --usercol   Username column. Default "user".

       --passwdcol Password column. Default "password".

       --cond      Condition, defaults to enabled=1. Specify 1 or "" for no condition If you use
                   --joomla flag, this condition will be changed to block=0

       --plaintext Database contains plain-text passwords

       --md5       Database contains unsalted MD5 passwords

       --sha1      Database contains unsalted SHA1 passwords

       --salt      Selects the correct salt to evaluate passwords

       --persist   Keep a persistent database connection open between queries.

       --joomla    Tells helper that user database is Joomla DB.  So their unusual salt hashing
                   is understood.


       This program was written by Henrik Nordstrom <> and Luis Daniel
       Lucio Quiroz <>

       This manual was written by Henrik Nordstrom <>


        * Copyright (C) 1996-2019 The Squid Software Foundation and contributors
        * Squid software is distributed under GPLv2+ license and includes
        * contributions from numerous individuals and organizations.
        * Please see the COPYING and CONTRIBUTORS files for details.

       Copyright (C) 2007 Henrik Nordstrom <> Copyright (C) 2010 Luis
       Daniel Lucio Quiroz <> (Joomla support) This program is free software.
       You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
       version 2, or (at your opinion) any later version.


       Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list


       Bug reports need to be made in English.  See for details of what you need to include
       with your bug report.

       Report bugs or bug fixes using

       Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <>

       Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list


       squid (8), GPL (7),

       The Squid FAQ wiki

       The Squid Configuration Manual