[Zope3-Users] Re: Zope 3 PAM or /etc/passwd authentication?

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Wed Jan 24 12:14:39 EST 2007

David Johnson wrote:
> I would love this as well.  I've written authentication stuff in Zope 3 
> (both Philips and Stephans books are outdated here),

Not true. The second edition of my book devotes a whole chapter to the 
PAU and shows how to implement a simple credentials plugin as well as an 
authenticator plugin (which happens to read very simple passwd-like files).

> but I've never worked with PAM and python. I would be glad to provide
> my half to anyone good with Python. Seems it should be pretty simple
> if you know PAM (which I don't).

The biggest problem I see is that there doesn't seem to be maintained 
Python bindings for PAM (I could be wrong). I think the solution most 
people use is LDAP, since that can be interfaced to from both Zope and PAM.

> On Jan 23, 2007, at 8:28 PM, Alec Munro wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to integrate Zope with
>> /etc/passwd? PAM was suggested, but I don't know too much about that.
>> I suppose I could probably write my own, but I would prefer to avoid
>> that if possible.
>> Anyone have any experience with this? It seems like it's probably a
>> fairly common requirement.

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