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       basic_getpwnam_auth - Local Users auth helper for Squid




       basic_getpwnam_auth  allows  Squid to authenticate any local user accounts to validate the
       user name and password of Basic HTTP authentication.

       It uses getpwnam() and getspnam() routines for authentication.

       This has the following advantages over the NCSA module:

       - Allows authentication of all known local users

       - Allows authentication through nsswitch.conf

       - Can handle NIS(+) requests

       - Can handle LDAP requests

       - Can handle PAM requests


              auth_param basic program /path/to/basic_getpwnam_auth
              auth_param basic children concurrency=1

       When used for authenticating to local UNIX shadow password databases the program  must  be
       running  as  root or else it won't have sufficient permissions to access the user password
       database. Such use of this program is not recommended, but if you absolutely need to  then
       make the program setuid root
              chown root basic_getpwnam_auth
              chmod u+s basic_getpwnam_auth

       Please  note  that in such configurations it is also strongly recommended that the program
       is moved into a directory where normal users cannot access it, as this mode  of  operation
       will  allow any local user to brute-force other users passwords. Also note the program has
       not been fully audited and the author cannot be held responsible for any  security  issues
       due to such installations.


       This  program  was  written by Erik Hofman <> Robin Elfrink <>
       Giancarlo Razzolini <>

       Based on original code by Jon Thackray <>.

       This manual was written by Amos Jeffries <>


        * Copyright (C) 1996-2022 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 on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <squid->


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

       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->


       squid(8), basic_pam_auth(8),  basic_ncsa_auth(8),  basic_ldap_auth(8),  basic_nis_auth(8),
       chown(1), chmod(1), nsswitch.conf(5), getpwnam(3), getspnam(3), GPL(7),
       The Squid FAQ wiki
       The Squid Configuration Manual