Bug 25469 - create AuthRoot for defining paths to auth files
Summary: create AuthRoot for defining paths to auth files
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_auth (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2-HEAD
Hardware: All All
: P3 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
: 29511 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-12-12 11:06 UTC by Matus "fantomas" Uhlar
Modified: 2020-07-06 19:14 UTC (History)
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Description Matus "fantomas" Uhlar 2003-12-12 11:06:39 UTC
Directives that define paths fo auth files (AuthUserFile, AuthGroupFile,
AuthDBUserFile, AuthDBGroupFile, AuthDBMUSerFile, AuthDBMGroupFile,
AuthDigestFile, AuthDigestGroupFile, and probably others) search for files
starting in ServerRoot.

This is easy to implement (if I understand corretcly, apache switches to
ServerRoot on startup and access fiels from there), however, it is not easy to
work with it. We have multiple users, for whose we want to make access easier,
and we would invite a directive AuthRoot, which would define for current context
(server, virtualhost, directory, htaccess), where all the auth files are
located, if they are defined with relative path.
Comment 1 André Malo 2003-12-12 11:54:49 UTC
Seems to be a good idea! However, I'd consider this as a new feature for 2.1.
Comment 2 Matus "fantomas" Uhlar 2003-12-12 12:50:25 UTC
I'm afraid that upgrading to 2.1 is for us a long time to go.
I'd like to have this in 1.3...
Comment 3 André Malo 2004-06-10 21:37:13 UTC
*** Bug 29511 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Matus "fantomas" Uhlar 2008-02-25 02:55:37 UTC
I reopened this and changed from 1.3 to 2.2, since (not only) I am still
interested in this feature