mod_radius, apache2 and the auth cookie.
aland at ox.org
Thu Jul 28 19:00:33 CEST 2005
"Palmer J.D.F." <J.D.F.Palmer at swansea.ac.uk> wrote:
> > You mean re-authenticate for every request? That would require
> > source code changes.
> Effectively yes, see the description of what I'm trying to do below.
Was was pointed out, you'll get authentication dialogs for every gif
& jpg on the page. This is a BAD idea.
> If I get a failed login, then try to login again it just uses cached
> credentials and doesn't prompt for details, if I close and re-open the
> browser it does then allow me to enter details.
Then your browser is broken.
> So far this has only been tested with IE on a patched up but otherwise std
> XP machine.
Read the rants in the source code for why IE isn't a web browser.
> The reason for the authentication is to log into a web-redirect gateway.
> An iptables rule redirects any un-authenticated IP/MAC pairs to the login
> page; on a successful login the page (a php page which resides in a
> protected folder) adds some iptables rules to allow that particular client
> (IP/MAC pair) through the gateway.
There are "captive portal" programs that do this. Search the net
for them, they'll probably be simpler to set up, and will work with IE.
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