Re: [dwm] [OT] least sucking authentication for web?

From: Archie Elberling <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 15:34:09 +0100

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Now thats an interesting idea - having a user frontend which reads/writes
 the htpasswd files, I may well look at doing that.

The main problem with htpasswd though is that you can't restrict based on
parameters passed (at the moment, you goto pagename?edit to edit a page,
instance), which would make anything other than simple global accesses hard
if anyone knows better than that,I'd like to know.

I did also briefly look at openid as an option (whilst I don't know the
quality of the implementations, the idea seems reasonable). Unfortunately,
is not a C implementation, so I would have to start from scratch.

As for the suckless part, well, I'm fairly resigned to having to write it
(there isn't much in the way of pure C web code out there at all). I hadn't
making it a separate library until now, but I guess there might be a call
for it after
all... (assuming of course that you are writing in c, or that php can
interface with c
libraries? I don't really know any php).


On Wed, 28 May 2008 09:42:02 -0400, Ross Mohn <>
> I, too, have been wrestling with this. I have a small community website
> with authentication. It's too big to maintain userid/passwds by hand, so
> I want the users to be able to self-register (after approval) and, more
> importantly, request their passwd resets with emailed confirmation.
> I've been trying to slim down Authman Free[1], but it certainly does not
> suckless :-(
> Any ideas? -Ross
> [1]
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