Adam Benayoun adam at
Mon Aug 9 19:14:01 MSD 2010

Thanks for your answer.

What I am trying to do is basically this:

When a user navigate to a certain domain, a http authentication box will
open and he will need to enter his username and password.
Then nginx will send the following information in a header to a php script:
- $username entered in auth
- $password entered in auth
- group provided in nginx location block

The php script will in turn do the authentication against ldap and will
return either 201 (success!) or 401 (try again and auth will re-open).
What I don't really get yet, and pardon me but I'm still new to nginx (and
i've tried reading the wiki and your documentation for the module) is how to
make the user go through authentication box and use the information provided
in it to pass it to my php script.

Basically if you could point me to a wiki or a code, that would be awesome.
I also think it could be nice to open a wiki page explaining how your module
can be used this way since whoever who will migrate his apache+mod_auth_dbm
or apache+mod_auth_ldap configuration will mostly need that information.

This question is of course addressed to anyone on this mailing list, if
anyone can help, I'd be grateful.
Thanks a lot!

Adam Benayoun | CEO  /
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On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 15:23, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at> wrote:

> Hello!
> On Mon, Aug 09, 2010 at 02:20:44PM +0300, Adam Benayoun wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I'm new to nginx (and first post on this mailing list),I have read the
> wiki
> > and scoured the web in order to find a nginx_mysql_auth or
> nginx_ldap_auth
> > module for nginx.
> > I am migrating my servers from apache to nginx + nginx-php-fpm now this
> is
> > included with php-5.3.0 and in all of theses servers I am using a
> > centralized directory to manage access to phpmyadmin, SVN repositories
> and
> > much more.
> > Now my question is this: I haven't been able to find anything that answer
> my
> > needs, I want nginx to talk directly with mysql or ldap and the only
> think
> > I've found is this:
> >
> >
> > Apparently the folks at wordpress have developed something based on the
> > auth module by sergio Talens-Oliag but I keep hearing that this module
> isn't
> > non-blocking and therefore might ruin my nginx performance (although on
> my
> > production server, I'll need this only to limit access to phpmyadmin and
> > this will be accesses only few times a week apparently).
> Yes, it's blocking (as well as auth pam and auth ldap modules
> flying around).
> > Does anyone know another modules? Are new modules in the work? Can
> someone
> > enlighten me if using this module will indeed ruin my nginx performance?
> > Should I hold with switching from apache to nginx? Because managing
> htpasswd
> > across more than 10 servers isn't something I'm willing to do at this
> stage.
> You may want to try this one:
> It's non-blocking and you are free to code any
> authentication/authorization backend.
> Maxim Dounin
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