FastCGI Authorizers with nginx

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Tue Aug 31 19:46:22 MSD 2010


On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:15:24AM -0400, iT0m wrote:

> According to the specification FastCGI supports responders, filters and
> authorizers. Nginx surely supports responders. I'm not sure, if it
> supports filters, but it definitely doesn't support authorizers. Is
> there a architectural reason behind it, was it simply forgotten, or
> wasn't it requested?
> We are interested in this feature! Unfortunately we don't have any C
> knowledge. FastCGI authorizers are necessary if you want to use nginx
> together with shibboleth.

FastCGI authorizers aren't supported (as well as filters), only 

You may achieve similar effect by using auth request module, see 

Maxim Dounin

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