Authen::Simple::HTTP(3) Simple HTTP authentication


use Authen::Simple::HTTP;

my $http = Authen::Simple::HTTP->new(
url => ''

if ( $http->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
# successfull authentication

# or as a mod_perl Authen handler

PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
PerlModule Authen::Simple::HTTP
PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleHTTP_url ""
<Location /protected>
PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::HTTP
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Protected Area"
Require valid-user


Authenticate against an HTTP server.


  • new

    This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:

  • url

    Url to authenticate against. Required.

        url => ''
  • agent

    Any object that is a subclass of LWP::UserAgent.

        agent => LWP::UserAgent->new;
  • log

    Any object that supports "debug", "info", "error" and "warn".

        log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::HTTP')
  • authenticate( $username, $password )

    Returns true on success and false on failure.


Christian Hansen "[email protected]"


This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.