Authen::Simple::SMB(3) Simple SMB authentication


use Authen::Simple::SMB;

my $smb = Authen::Simple::SMB->new(
domain => 'DOMAIN',
pdc => 'PDC'

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

# or as a mod_perl Authen handler

PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
PerlModule Authen::Simple::SMB
PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleSMB_domain "DOMAIN"
PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleSMB_pdc "PDC"
<Location /protected>
PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::SMB
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Protected Area"
Require valid-user


Authenticate against an SMB server.


  • new

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

  • domain

    Domain to authenticate against. Required.

        domain => 'NTDOMAIN'
  • pdc

    Primary Domain Controller. Required.

        pdc => 'PDC'
  • bdc

    Backup Domain Controller.

        bdc => 'BDC'
  • log

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

        log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::SMB')
  • 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.