I can't seem to see anything in the documentation, but this seems like an obvious feature. I want to supply a file containing a list of users for Basic Authentication. I don't want to edit the HAProxy config file every time a new user is added.

The documentation only gives examples of users specified directly in the file. Am I missing something?


You can use a -f option multiple times when running haproxy. See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25775682/can-i-split-a-large-haproxy-config-file-into-multiple-smaller-files


Yes, you are right. There is no such feature in haproxy according to its documentation.

You need to modify your config file each time you want to add a new user, but this should not be bad as far as it is sufficient to do graceful reload.

  • Thanks, I thought so. My user list is automatically updated, and I do not want to automatically update my haproxy file, or reload the config. Looks like I'll have to use nginx.
    – Joe
    Dec 17 '16 at 15:40

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