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what plugins and what configuration do i need to configure Apache server to use user/password from DB and not from files to preform basic authentication

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See the apache docs on mod_auth, specifically:

A common use for this is in conjunction with one of the database modules; such as mod_auth_dbm, mod_auth_msql, and mod_auth_anon. These modules supply the bulk of the user credential checking; but a few (administrator) related accesses fall through to a lower level with a well protected AuthUserFile.

  • this is answering my answer what direction to go but far away from making it working working – user61104 Sep 3 '11 at 14:54
  • That may be so, but becoming comfortable with the Apache docs is an important skill. – Dana the Sane Sep 3 '11 at 16:59
  • see my other question after reading and doing the config serverfault.com/questions/307892/… – user61104 Sep 3 '11 at 17:14

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