DESCRIPTIONncsa_auth allows Squid to read and authenticate user and password information from an NCSA/Apache httpd-style password file when using basic HTTP authentication.
The only parameter is the password file. It must have permissions to be read by the user that Squid is running as (cache_effective_user in squid.conf).
This password file can be manipulated using htpasswd.
* MD5 - with optional salt and magic strings * DES - for passwords 8 characters or less in length
OPTIONSOnly specify the password file name.
SECURITYncsa_auth must have access to the password file to be executed.
DES functionality (used by htpasswd by default) silently truncates passwords to 8 characters. Allowing login with password values shorter than the one desired. This authenticator will reject login with long passwords when using DES.
AUTHORManpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <[email protected]>