WebAuth is a comprehensive system for authenticating web users. It relies on a login server to which users are redirected at their first attempt to access a protected web site and implements a protocol that uses whichever initial user authentication mechanism is convenient to establish the user's identity. Once the user has logged in to the login server, their identity is carried in a cookie set by that login server and they will not again need to enter their password until their credentials expire, even if they visit multiple different protected web sites.
DocumentationUser install guide available in HTML format from http://webauthv3.stanford.edu/install.html; User and developers reference manuals available in HTML format from http://webauthv3.stanford.edu/#docs
released on 23 April 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|X11||Janet Casey||12 January 2005|
Leaders and contributors
|Stanford WebAuth team||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Required to use||OpenSSL 0.9.7|
|Weak prerequisite||OpenLDAP (both for LDAP support)|
|Weak prerequisite||Cyrus SASL|
|Required to use||MIT Kerberos v5 1.2.1 or later|
|Required to use||cURL 7.10 or later|
|Required to use||Apache 2.0.43 or later|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 May 2005.