Single sign-on web authentication system
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.
12 January 2005
Leaders and contributors
|Stanford WebAuth team||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Weak prerequisite||Cyrus SASL|
|Weak prerequisite||OpenLDAP (both for LDAP support)|
|Required to use||Apache 2.0.43 or later|
|Required to use||cURL 7.10 or later|
|Required to use||MIT Kerberos v5 1.2.1 or later|
|Required to use||OpenSSL 0.9.7|
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