Fedora 20
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Basic Auth + PAM
2014/01/01
 
Configure httpd and set a page that people must authenticate and the authentication is from PAM.
[1] Install mod-auth-external and pwauth.
[root@www ~]#
yum -y install mod_authnz_external pwauth
[root@www ~]#
vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/authnz_external.conf
# add at the last: for example, users must authenticate under /var/www/html/test

<Directory /var/www/html/test>
    SSLRequireSSL
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "PAM Authentication"
    AuthBasicProvider external
    AuthExternal pwauth
    require valid-user
</Directory>

[root@www ~]#
systemctl restart httpd.service
# create a test page

[root@www ~]#
vi /var/www/html/test/index.html
<html>
<body>
<div style="width: 100%; font-size: 40px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;">
Test Page for PAM Auth
</div>
</body>
</html>
  Access to the test page with web browser, then authentication is required as a config. Input a user in local /etc/passwd and authenticate here.
  Just accessed.
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