Apache Auth

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Wed Jan 2 12:57:51 MST 2008


On 30 Dec 2007, at 13:17, Erik R. Jensen wrote:

> Jeff Anderson wrote:
>> If I can make any app log in to this common authentication system
>> through its own interface, it will be completely transparent to the  
>> user.
>
> Sounds to me like you are really looking for a single sign-on  
> solution (SSO).
>
> You may want to look at
>
> http://www.ja-sig.org/products/cas/
>
> and
>
> http://www.josso.org
>
> I think these would be a better solution than trying to reinvent the  
> wheel. I have been working with CAS and like it so far. It has  
> clients for Apache, Java, .NET, Perl, PHP etc. and you can always  
> write your own since it is open. It will authenticate against a  
> number of sources and you can also create your own custom  
> authentication source. There are always closed solutions too. I know  
> Oracle, Sun, IBM and Novell all have single sign-on solutions if you  
> want to pay for one.
>

Along these same lines is OpenID:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID

I am not sure how OpenID relates to the other CAS solutions.  I just  
recently started looking into this for my own uses.



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