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Authen::Simple::DBM(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Authen::Simple::DBM(3pm)

NAME

Authen::Simple::DBM - Simple DBM authentication

SYNOPSIS

    use Authen::Simple::DBM;
    
    my $dbm = Authen::Simple::DBM->new(
        path => '/var/db/www/passwd'
    );
    
    if ( $dbm->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
        # successfull authentication
    }
    
    # or as a mod_perl Authen handler

    PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::DBM

    PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleDBM_path "/var/db/www/passwd"

    <Location /protected>
      PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::DBM
      AuthType          Basic
      AuthName          "Protected Area"
      Require           valid-user
    </Location>

DESCRIPTION

DBM authentication.

METHODS

new

This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:

  • path

    Path to DBM file. Usually specified without trailing ".db", ".pag" or ".dir" suffix. Required.

        path => '/var/db/www/passwd'
        
  • type

    DBM type. Valid options are: "DB", "GDBM", "NDBM" and "SDBM". Defaults to "SDBM".

        type => 'NDBM'
        
  • CDB

    Constant Database

  • DB

    Berkeley DB

  • GDBM

    GNU Database Mandager

  • NDBM

    New Database Mandager. "path" should be specified without a trailing ".db" suffix.

  • SDBM

    Substitute Database Mandager. Comes with both with perl and Apache. "path" should be specified without a trailing ".pag" or ".dir" suffix.

log

Any object that supports "debug", "info", "error" and "warn".

    log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::DBM')
    
authenticate( $username, $password )

Returns true on success and false on failure.

SEE ALSO

Authen::Simple.

Authen::Simple::Password.

htdbm(1)

dbmmanage(1)

<http://www.unixpapa.com/incnote/dbm.html> - Overview of various DBM's.

<http://cr.yp.to/cdb.html> - CDB

AnyDBM_File - Compares different DBM's

AUTHOR

Christian Hansen "ch@ngmedia.com"

COPYRIGHT

This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2021-01-07 perl v5.32.0