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How to configure Apache to use Radius for Two-factor Authentication

How to configure Apache to use Radius for Two-factor Authentication

This brief document shows how to configure Apache to use mod_auth_xradius to authenticate users with the WiKID Strong Authentication System. Adding two-factor authentication to Apache is a very simple process with this setup.

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

Auth Shadow or mod-auth-shadow is a module for apache (and apache2, sort of) that enables authentication against /etc/shadow. The benefits being that any system user with a password can be authenticated for web_dav, subversion or simply an https server. The only other way to do this is with PAM. That method is dangerous because the apache user (www-data in my case) must be able to read /etc/shadow. Obviously, not a good idea. Auth Shadow accomplishes this safely by using a intermediate program called validate. This works because validate can be owned by root but executable by everyone. In the event that your server is compromised through apache, your password file will not be readable.

Setting Up A News-Voting Website With Pligg

Setting Up A News-Voting Website With Pligg

This article shows how to set up your own news-voting website with Pligg. Pligg is a content-management system published under the Affero General Public License, and it is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database for storing its data. With a little work you can create your own community and let users vote news to the front page.

.htaccess Based Authentication On Subdirectories

.htaccess Based Authentication On Subdirectories

.htaccess is used to provide facility of changing configuration per directory basis, this file can contain one or more directives that are going to be forced on the directory that contains the.htaccess file. In this howto, I will take a dummy scenario of two parallel level subdirectories and will implement password authentication on both of them. This means only those users can access these directories that have the correct username and password.

How to make apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 2000 Server

How to make apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 2000 Server

In a recent project I needed to make apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 200 Server. I did some hacks to make it happen. So to keep history log of what was done this document was made.

How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server

How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian  LAMP Server

This tutorial shows a quick way to set up your own LAMP server (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl)  on a Ubuntu or Debian system.

Building Apache with PHP, MySQL, OCI8 instant client support

Building Apache with PHP, MySQL, OCI8 instant client support

There are many howtos on building Apache with PHP, MYSQL support, but it is very rare to find some document on OCI8 support with Apache Build, recently I was building a web server in my data center and I was really in trouble when I was searching some installation document, there are few documents , but most of them are using either RPM version of packages or they are missing some of the essential steps. I am trying to write a howto that will help you to at least understand the installation with step-by-step method.

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.06 LTS As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.06 LTS As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment 

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server ("Dapper Drake") as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, Munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment 

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 server ("Edgy Eft") as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, Munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto

Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto 

By now you've got the perfect setup for your new Ubuntu 6.0.6 (Dapper Drake) box. You may have even followed the excellent Intrusion Detection and Prevention with BASE and Snort tutorial. And as an added precaution you installed DenyHosts to prevent hack attempts via ssh. But now that you've got your new LAMP server on the internet, how can you tell that your new web server is secure? You test it, of course!

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