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NAME

       digest_file_auth - File based digest authentication helper for Squid.

       Version 1.1

SYNOPSIS

       digest_file_auth [-c] file

DESCRIPTION

       digest_file_auth  is  an  installed  binary  authentication  program for Squid. It handles
       digest authentication protocol and  authenticates  against  a  text  file  backend.   This
       program  will  automatically  detect  the  existence of a concurrecy channel-ID and adjust
       appropriately.  It may be used with any value 0  or  above  for  the  auth_param  children
       concurrency= parameter.

OPTIONS

       -c          Accept digest hashed passwords rather than plaintext in the password file

CONFIGURATION

       Username database file format:

       - comment lines are possible and should start with a '#';

       - empty or blank lines are possible;

       - plaintext entry format is username:password

       - HA1 entry format is username:realm:HA1

       To build a directory integrated backend, you need to be able to calculate the HA1 returned
       to   squid.   To   avoid   storing   a    plaintext    password    you    can    calculate
       MD5(username:realm:password)  when  the  user  changes their password, and store the tuple
       username:realm:HA1.  then find the matching username:realm when squid asks for the HA1.

       This implementation could be improved by using such a triple for the file format.  However
       storing   such   a   triple   does   little   to  improve  security:  If  compromised  the
       username:realm:HA1 combination is "plaintext equivalent" -  for  the  purposes  of  digest
       authentication  they  allow  the  user  access.  Password syncronisation is not tackled by
       digest - just preventing on the wire compromise.

AUTHOR

       This program was written by Robert Collins <robertc@squid-cache.org>

       Based on prior work by Arjan de Vet <Arjan.deVet@adv.iae.nl>

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

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 program and documentation is copyright to the authors named above.

       Distributed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) version 2 or later (GPLv2+).

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

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