MySQL Authentication

Discussion in 'Feedback/Feature Requests' started by rsilva, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. rsilva

    rsilva Member


    Great product btw. I was wondering if you had plans on providing either a MySQL specific or Abstract Database authentication module like mod_dbd in apache.

    Thanks and keep up the great work.

    Bob Silva
  2. xing

    xing LiteSpeed Staff


    Not likely. LiteSpeed already supports LDAP authentication of which you can find server/wrapper implementations for pretty much all major open-source and commercial databases. Authenticate via LDAP server to access your favorite db backend.
  3. rsilva

    rsilva Member

    I'm not famaliar with any of these products you mentioned. Can you point me in the right direction for mysql? Or the proper terminology I can stick in google to do some research.

    Or are you referring to using mysql as an LDAP backend?

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2006
  4. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    Hi Bob,

    You can search for "OpenLDAP MySQL", probably not as easy as using LiteSpeed. :)

    Instead of using LDAP, you can write a customized Fast CGI authorizer using your favorite DB as backend for authentication.

    Due the license restriction, we cannot implement some thing like mod_dbd inside LiteSpeed, have to run the DB access part out of process and talk to LiteSpeed via socket connections.

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