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i-bay passwords linked to users?


i-bay passwords linked to users?
« on: March 17, 2004, 02:44:24 AM »
Just wondering, is there any way for the usernames and passwords to the HTTP access of an i-bay to be authenticated against a username and password setup on the system?

By this I mean, rather than i-bay X being accessed through username X and a password defined for that i-bay, could users on the system access that i-bay through their own logins and passwords?

The reason is that sometimes controlling access to a service running over HTTP needs the same level of access control as a Samba file share. They are all server resources that [sometimes] could do with being authenticated in the same way.

-- Jason

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i-bay passwords linked to users?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004, 05:10:50 AM »
You could try that a different way using VPN.
Your users login via VPN with their own user name and password.
They then connect to the web site using

The ibay should be set for local access only no password required (thus stopping direct access from Internet).
Of course those users who log in using VPN will be able to access any ibay that has no password on the Internet access setting.

It's not the answer you were after but maybe it will do the trick.


i-bay passwords linked to users?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2004, 07:53:50 AM »
Have a look here http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/dungog/help/index.html?page=SMEhelp/Ftp%20Root%20Directory.html for a contrib that will allow you to direct a user to whichever ibay you want using their own user name and password

You might also want to look at Muzo's ftp management tool which allows resuming which can be handy if large uploads are involved or you don't have a reliable connection http://no.longer.valid/mylinks/visit.php?cid=123&lid=371


Re: i-bay passwords linked to users?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2004, 08:58:47 PM »
Thanks for the links, I'll follow them up.

The reason I want to do this, is to allow the shared resources of an i-bay through webdav. In particular, I have a number of distributed users who share Mozilla calendars, and I would like to do it through a webdav i-bay. Their calendar files would be written to https://mydomain/webdav/theirname.ics, where 'webdav' is the i-bay name with webdav enabled. For security reasons, each user should log in using their own username an password.

Setting up a VPN is probably overkill, as the webdav protocol is very lightweight, and rides on the back of https requests. That is one of its advantages, so I would rather not weight it down by requiring VPNs etc to be set up on client machines.

Some handy links anyway :-)

-- JJ