user authentication with nginx

Michael Shadle mike503 at
Mon Aug 20 02:32:43 UTC 2012

On Aug 19, 2012, at 5:48 PM, Francis Daly <francis at> wrote:
> Why not?
> Which specific aspect of the nginx implementation of http basic
> authentication is unsuitable for your use case?
> Would http digest authentication avoid the problem you see?

I would like to see digest auth supported personally. For proper spnego situations if the Kerberos/gssapi stuff fails it is supposed to fall back to digest.

I still have my "not sure if it works at all" nginx+spnego module and someone else posted another one (may or may not have been based on the one I funded, I still want to sync up with them) that I'd really love to get more action on. I would really like to use nginx inside of my company's intranet and be able to provide my users with the "transparent" recognition that it would provide.

Anyone reading this please feel free to contact me off-list if interested in development, testing, funding, using or discussing this module (or if you are the guy who made his own port too!)


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