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NAME

       basic_ncsa_auth - NCSA httpd-style password file authentication helper for Squid

SYNOPSIS

       basic_ncsa_auth passwd file

DESCRIPTION

       basic_ncsa_auth  allows  Squid to read and authenticate user and password information from
       an NCSA/Apache httpd-style password file when using basic HTTP authentication.

       This password file can be manipulated using htpasswd.

       This authenticator accepts:  * Blowfish - for passwords 72 characters or less in length  *
       SHA256  - with salting and magic strings  * SHA512 - with salting and magic strings  * MD5
       - with optional salt and magic strings  * DES - for passwords  8  characters  or  less  in
       length NOTE: Blowfish and SHA algorithms require system-specific support.

OPTIONS

       The  only parameter is the password file.  It must have permissions to be read by the user
       that Squid is running as.

CONFIGURATION

              basic_ncsa_auth /etc/squid/squid.pass

       basic_ncsa_auth must have access to the password file to be executed.

KNOWN ISSUES

       DES functionality (used  by  htpasswd  by  default)  silently  truncates  passwords  to  8
       characters.   Allowing  login  with  password  values  shorter than the one desired.  This
       authenticator will reject login with long passwords when using DES.

AUTHOR

       This manual was written by Amos Jeffries <amosjeffries@squid-cache.org>

       Based on original documentation by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbranco@br.ibm.com>

COPYRIGHT

        * Copyright (C) 1996-2015 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.

       This file is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,  but  WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this file; if
       not,  write  to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
       02111-1307 USA

QUESTIONS

       Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <squid-
       users@squid-cache.org>

REPORTING BUGS

       Bug    reports    need    to    be    made    in    English.     See    http://wiki.squid-
       cache.org/SquidFaq/BugReporting for details of what you need  to  include  with  your  bug
       report.

       Report bugs or bug fixes using http://bugs.squid-cache.org/

       Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <squid-bugs@squid-cache.org>

       Report  ideas  for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list <squid-dev@squid-
       cache.org>

SEE ALSO

       squid(8), htpasswd(1), GPL(7),
       The Squid FAQ wiki http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq
       The Squid Configuration Manual http://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/config/

                                           May 16, 2006                        basic_ncsa_auth(8)