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       basic_sasl_auth   -   Basic   Authentication   using  SASL  (specifically  the  cyrus-sasl
       authentication method)

       Version 1.0




       basic_sasl_auth is an installed binary helper for Squid. SASL  is  configurable  (somewhat
       like PAM).  Each service authenticating against SASL identifies itself with an application
       name.  Each application can be configured independently by the SASL administrator.


       To configure the authentication method used the file basic_sasl_auth.conf can be placed in
       the appropriate location, usually /usr/lib/sasl.

       The  authentication  database  is defined by the pwcheck_method parameter.  Only the PLAIN
       authentication mechanism is used.

       Examples: pwcheck_method:sasldb use sasldb - the default if no  conf  file  is  installed.
        - use PAM authentication database pwcheck_method:passwd
        - use traditional /etc/passwd pwcheck_method:shadow
        - use slightly less traditional /etc/shadow

       Others  methods  may  be supported by your cyrus-sasl implementation - consult your cyrus-
       sasl documentation for information.

       Typically the authentication database ( /etc/sasldb , /etc/shadow  ,  PAM  )  can  not  be
       accessed  by  a normal user. You should use setuid/setgid and an appropriate user/group on
       the executable to allow the authenticator to access the appropriate password database.  If
       the  access  to  the  database is not permitted then the authenticator will typically fail
       with "-1, generic error".

              chown root.mail basic_sasl_auth
              chmod ug+s basic_sasl_auth

       If the application name basic_sasl_auth will also be used for  the  PAM  service  name  if
       pwcheck_method:pam  is  chosen.  And example PAM configuration file basic_sasl_auth.pam is
       also included.


       This program was written by Ian Castle <>

       This manual was written  by  Ian  Castle  <>  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), SASL(3), PAM(7), passwd(1), shadow(5), chown(1), chmod(1), GPL(7),
       The Squid FAQ wiki
       The Squid Configuration Manual