Old 8th January 2009, 14:51
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Default authentication with squid


At present i run a squid server which authenticates all the users via ldap. Each time a user opens a browser, a popup window appears and the user enters the login credentials; after which he is able to browser the internet.

I wish to change the above as follows:

1. Whenever user opens the browser, display him a login page (an html/php page).
2. The user enters the login credentials on that page and he is logged in to a customized home page and allowed further internet browsing as well.

I tried to look around and couldn't find anything relevant on this topic. Will appreciate if someone can direct me the correct location.

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Old 9th January 2009, 13:39
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Old 9th January 2009, 20:38
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After going through all the stuff i found, i have found some information

1. What i am looking for is called a captive portal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portal
2. This setup is more common on wifi networks.
3. Squid is not the correct place for this, since this is done more on an ip level.

Just thought this information could be useful for someone else.
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