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authenticate Apache against external authentication services

Mod_Auth_External can be used to quickly construct secure, reliable authentication systems. It can also be mis-used to quickly open gaping holes in your security. Read the documentation, and use with extreme caution.

Notably, this module can be used to securely authenticate against PAM (without exposing /etc/shadow file), using, for example, pwauth authenticator.

This Package includes the mod-athnz-external Module for Apache Version 2.x

Package version:3.2.4-2.1


This package can be used with pwauth to provide secure auth against PAM without
exposing /etc/shadow file.

To use it on Debian, make sure to also pwauth package then add these lines to
relevant Location or Directory section:
    AuthBasicProvider external
    AuthExternal pwauth

And to the related virtual host section:
   AddExternalAuth pwauth /usr/sbin/pwauth
   SetExternalAuthMethod pwauth pi


                   Mod_Authnz_External version 3.2.4

     Original Coder: Nathan Neulinger <>
Previous Maintainer: Tyler Allison    <>
 Current Maintainer: Jan Wolter
    Apache 2.0 Port: Dave Woolaway    <>
    		     Sven Koch        <>
    Apache 2.2 Port: Jan Wolter



libapache2-mod-authnz-external (3.2.4-2.1) unstable; urgency=high

  * Non-maintainer upload by the security team
  * Fix SQL injection via the $user paramter (Closes: #633637)
    Fixes: CVE-2011-2688

 -- Steffen Joeris <>  Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:26:11 +1000

libapache2-mod-authnz-external (3.2.4-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * libapache2-mod-authnz-external does not install the .load


v3.2.4   (Jan Wolter - May 20, 2009)
 * Dropped the 


This package was debianized for Ubuntu by Chuck Short <> on
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 10:20:

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