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Login with Linux passwd or shadow: Authenticate Linux users with passwd or shadow

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linux-auth 1.0.0GNU General Publi...5.0PHP 5, User Management, Unix


This class can authenticate Linux/Unix users with passwd or shadow files.

It can check the system passwd or shadow files to verify if a given password crypt hash is correct for a given system user name.

The class can be used when executed by a system user with sudo permissions to access the system passwd or shadow files.

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Some applications need to provide access to authenticated users with accounts in the same Linux server that is working as Web server.

This class provides a PHP wrapper to implement Linux accounts based authentication with the necessary workarounds to make it possible to authenticate even the root user.

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Accessible without login Plain text file example.php Example Example to authenticate
Plain text file LinuxAuth.php Class Class to auth

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I never saw anything less secure than this solution.
12 years ago (Artur Graniszewski)
Great Job !!!!.
12 years ago (dario diaz)