Please explain, mod_auth_passthough support for frontpage security

sexy_guy

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What is this and how does it interface with users using Frontpage. I have a user who claims he does this;

"I set the settings within frontpage to not have anoyoumous access set. So users have to enter a pssword to enter but this is no longer working".

Can sombody explain how this mod_auth_passthough works and what the user has to do on their side to be able to log in like above?

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NZ1M

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Frontpage and cpanel

Hi. Yes, last night's cpanel update altered my httpd.conf file and rendered clients with frontpage extensions installed to no longer be able to log in.

Here is what I did:
But first... BE CAREFUL.

go to
/usr/local/apache/conf/
then copy your working httpd.conf file... this is what I do:

cp httpd.conf httpd0814.conf

this way, if I get in trouble, i can copy back the 0814 (the date) and restart httpd.

Then edit the httpd.conf file

Specifically go to the section (about line 215) that has:

# Note: The order in which modules are loaded is important. Don't change
# the order below without expert advice.
#
# Example:
# LoadModule foo_module libexec/mod_foo.so

and see if this is loaded last:

LoadModule auth_passthrough_module libexec/mod_auth_passthrough.so

this is where it should be. Last nights cpanel update moved this entry out of this area and put it in another area and httpd failed to start until I found the problem. You want this module to be listed in the section above.

Then look down in the next section for:

# Reconstruction of the complete module list from all available modules
# (static and shared ones) to achieve correct module execution order.
# [WHENEVER YOU CHANGE THE LOADMODULE SECTION ABOVE UPDATE THIS, TOO]

ClearModuleList


This section is a list of modules that have to load.

one of them should be:

AddModule mod_auth_passthrough.c


Then restart apache:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

If apache fails, copy your httpd0814.conf to httpd.conf and then restart.

Then work on editing your httpd.conf file again until you make the correct changes.

Who know when the next cpanel update will mess with this file again... but it did mess with one of my machines, not the other.

Interesting.

Good luck

paul

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sexy_guy

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Mar 19, 2003
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Hmm mine is being loaded last;

LoadModule bwlimited_module libexec/mod_bwlimited.so
LoadModule bytes_log_module libexec/mod_log_bytes.so
LoadModule bwprotect_module libexec/mod_bwprotect.so
LoadModule auth_passthrough_module libexec/mod_auth_passthrough.so

# Reconstruction of the complete module list from all available modules

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cPanelNick

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Re: Frontpage and cpanel

Originally posted by NZ1M
Hi. Yes, last night's cpanel update altered my httpd.conf file and rendered clients with frontpage extensions installed to no longer be able to log in.

Here is what I did:
But first... BE CAREFUL.

go to
/usr/local/apache/conf/
then copy your working httpd.conf file... this is what I do:

cp httpd.conf httpd0814.conf

this way, if I get in trouble, i can copy back the 0814 (the date) and restart httpd.

Then edit the httpd.conf file

Specifically go to the section (about line 215) that has:

# Note: The order in which modules are loaded is important. Don't change
# the order below without expert advice.
#
# Example:
# LoadModule foo_module libexec/mod_foo.so

and see if this is loaded last:

LoadModule auth_passthrough_module libexec/mod_auth_passthrough.so

this is where it should be. Last nights cpanel update moved this entry out of this area and put it in another area and httpd failed to start until I found the problem. You want this module to be listed in the section above.

Then look down in the next section for:

# Reconstruction of the complete module list from all available modules
# (static and shared ones) to achieve correct module execution order.
# [WHENEVER YOU CHANGE THE LOADMODULE SECTION ABOVE UPDATE THIS, TOO]

ClearModuleList


This section is a list of modules that have to load.

one of them should be:

AddModule mod_auth_passthrough.c


Then restart apache:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

If apache fails, copy your httpd0814.conf to httpd.conf and then restart.

Then work on editing your httpd.conf file again until you make the correct changes.

Who know when the next cpanel update will mess with this file again... but it did mess with one of my machines, not the other.

Interesting.

Good luck

paul

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