Can nginx support FastCGI Authorizers?

André Cruz andre.cruz at
Mon Jan 12 15:06:37 MSK 2009

On Jan 12, 2009, at 11:34 , Igor Sysoev wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 07:24:09PM +0800, lhmwzy wrote:
>> lighttpd web server and zeus web server both support FastCGI  
>> Authorizers.
>> FastCGI servers? what's your mean?
> I mean FastCGI-backend - PHP, Django, etc.
> nginx, lighty, Zeus, and Apache are just proxies that convert a HTTP  
> request
> to FastCGI one and pass the request to a real FastCGI-server for  
> processing.

If you mean applications that take advantage of fastcgi authorizers I  
know that at least Shibboleth (Internet2's Single-Sign on solution)  
uses it. In fact it's the only way to use nginx as a Service Provider  


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