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Re: Web Authentication
From: Emilio Casbas <ecasbas () unav es>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 08:39:09 +0200

Maxim Kostyukov wrote:
What exactly you want to achieve by doing "better web authentication"?
In you case, what are those weaknesses with htpasswd scheme?

I am asking because it is almost impossible to answer your question
without additional info.

----- Original Message ----- From: "pimp mastermind" <gbchustla () gmail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 7:36 AM
Subject: Web Authentication

I have Slackware 10.1 runing. I am using it as a router and
fileserver. I use Apache 1.3 for web access. I have some web
directories which i want to secure more strongly than with htpasswd
but i dont know any other ways of authentication.
Never use basic authentication for confidential data.
Also a lot of my
scripts in those directories are wirted in PHP Perl and CGI scripting.
I need to find a better way of authentication? Does any one knows any
better way of authentication?
There are many ways to achieve this, you can look for digest authentication,
or you can make your own authentication script with SSL.

Emilio C.

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