[triangle-zpug] Remote authentication question

Geoff Davis geoff at geoffdavis.net
Wed Apr 13 23:48:24 CEST 2005


You could also contact the GRUF authors and see what they suggest.

Why are you using FastCGI, by the way?

On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 17:45 -0400, David Chandek-Stark wrote:
> I was afraid that would be the answer. Unfortunately, I don't have the 
> resources to deal with non-production products. I was aware of the PAS 
> work, but I understand it's slated to be integrated in version 2.2 of 
> Plone, which I assume is a ways off. The only other option I have is to 
> use LDAP instead, which gets my sysadmin grumbling ...
> 
> --D
> 
> Geoff Davis wrote:
> > Your best best going forward is probably to look into PAS (Pluggable
> > Authentication Service).  I believe there is a branch in Plone SVN that
> > works with PAS (though I doubt it's release quality) -- ask around on
> > #plone.  I think Plone is going to move away from GRUF in favor of PAS
> > in the future.
> > 
> > On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 12:51 -0400, David Chandek-Stark wrote:
> > 
> >>[I posted a version of this question to Plone-users, but no one 
> >>responded ...]
> >>
> >>I have access to an external authentication mechanism which I would like 
> >>to use in front of my Plone site. Plone should trust that the user whose 
> >>name is set in the REMOTE_USER environment variable has authenticated (I 
> >>am running Zope under Apache with FastCGI). In theory, this is what 
> >>RemoteUserFolder is for. It works fine with Zope, but not Plone w/GRUF 
> >>out of the box. I'm not necessarily trying to get RemoteUserFolder to 
> >>work, just looking for *any* reasonable way to get Plone to work with 
> >>this authentication scenario.
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>David
> >>
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