On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 01:19:29PM -0700, sanketh sangam wrote:
>I have a Apache webserver on FreeBSD machine. I think
>mySQL is also installed(I do not know how to check if
>mySQl is installed on that sytem).
>I am planning to put a user authentication to access
>my webpages in the server. For that i need to write
>server-side programming. Since there are any
>server-side softwares(PHP, ASP, JSP, Perl........) ,I
>am confused as to which one would be better for Apache
>Instead of going for those server-side programming,
>should I go for HTTP authentication method. I am
>confused. Any kind of help would be appreciated.
You can do this a variety of ways. We use mod_auth_mysql in conjuction
with .htaccess files as well as php authentication which can use a variety
of back-end databases. LDAP is also widely used.
The biggest factor is doing something that fits with your other needs, and
what's most convenient to maintain the information.
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