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Forum: Hypernews Feedback/Problems
Re: Question Request for a new forum fails (Tomasz Wlodek)
Re: None Re: Request for a new forum fails (Peter Elmer)
Date: 27 Apr, 2006
From: Tomasz Wlodek <>


I think I may asked this qyestion few months ago, But I cannot find the
responses, so sorry if I repeat myself.

I would like to configure HN in the following way: Right now all our users
of our facility have kerberos Id and passwords. We would like this to
authenticate users who use HN. Here is how it should work:

User comes to HN site. Before he is allowed to run HN scripts apache asks
for his credentials. He fills his user Id and PWd and Apache verifies it.
(This step is easy). if he is OK the apache passes his identity (for
example in the REMOTE_USER env variable) to HN. If he is already
registered user, he is authenticated and can read/post messages. If not
then HN creates his HN user id when he logs on for the first time.

Can this be done? I have succesfully configured other packages (RT for
example) to work in this way.

We will have to many users and we cannot register them by hand.

Tomasz Wlodek                        | tel 631-344-7448
Brookhaven Laboratory, Building 510M | fax 631-344-7616
Upton NY 11973-5000                  |

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