Catalyst::Authentication::Credential::Authen::Simple(3) Verify credentials with the Authen::Simple framework


use Catalyst qw(Authentication);
# later on ...
if ($c->authenticate({ username => 'myusername',
password => 'mypassword' })){
my $long_name = $c->user->get('LongName');
# Hello Mr $long_name


This module helps your Cataylst Application authenticate against a lot of credential databases thanks to the Authen::Simple framework.


Just configure your Catalyst App Authentication to use class 'Authen::Simple' as the credential verifier, and give it a set of Authen::Simple classes. You can pass arguments to the Authen::Simple:XXX class constructors with the 'args' key. Note that the authen key is an array. If more than one class is specified, when your app authenticates, the username and password is submitted to each class until one of the classes returns that the user/pass pair is valid. If no class validates the credentials, the user is not able to log in.

  'Plugin::Authentication' => {
    'realms' => {
      'default' => {
        'store' => { ... }
        'credential' => {
          'class' => 'Authen::Simple',
          'authen' => [
              'class' => 'Passwd',
              'args' => {
                'path' => '/etc/shadow'
              'class' => 'SSH',
              'args' => {
                'host' => ''

If the Catalyst log object is compatible with the Authen::Simple log object, Authen::Simple classes will log through Catalyst.


Called by Catalyst::Authentication. Instances the Authen::Simple classes read from the configuration.


 Usage     : Call $c->authenticate({ username => ..., password => ...}); 
 Returns   : User object if the credentials are verified successfully. undef if user not authenticated.


    Jose Luis Martinez
    [email protected]


Tobjorn Lindahl, Dylan Martin, Tomas Doran and Inigo Tejedor Arrondo for patches and recommedations


Copyright (c) 2008 by Jose Luis Martinez Torres

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

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.