[Clipart] ANN: WebService::TicketAuth 1.01
bryce at osdl.org
Wed Nov 10 19:17:47 PST 2004
WebService::TicketAuth 1.01 is released to CPAN and should be available
for download from here within a few hours:
This release adds a DBI-based authenication mechanism for SOAP daemons.
This allows for doing client-side password checking against a (for
example) mysql database.
A new example is included in the examples directory showing a working
daemon server/client, with sample files to init the database and a
config file (via Config::Simple) for storing the database password, and
indicating the database, table, and username/password fields to be
used. Thus, this should permit hooking this class to most any SQL
database system that uses md5 crypt() for password encoding.
Enjoy! (Feedback welcome!)
On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've expanded a bit on Paul Kulchenko's 'TicketAuth' module to turn it
> into a reusable authentication component for web services, for a project
> I'm working on at OSDL (http://stp.sf.net). The module is now uploaded
> to CPAN as WebService::TicketAuth.
> Essentially, I've converted the code into a base class that can be
> derived from to hook it into your site's own password validation
> This differs from other authentication systems on CPAN in that it can be
> run directly atop a SOAP daemon (i.e., no Apache needed). I've created
> a simple example of this consisting of a derived auth module, a daemon
> script, and two client scripts - one to log in and get a ticket, the
> other to use the ticket to obtain protected access to the service.
> Feedback (and patches) are much appreciated.
> One area we're a bit stuck on is how to implement an SSL layer on top of
> this - we'd prefer to not send passwords in the clear. I would much
> appreciate advice on this.
> Bryce Harrington
> bryce at osdl.org
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