[unisog] Centralized auth for web servers

Peter Van Epp vanepp at sfu.ca
Mon Jul 24 20:16:35 GMT 2006


On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 02:39:45PM -0500, James J. Barlow wrote:
> Was wondering if anyone else has any experience in a centralized web
> authentication application?  We seem to have more and more servers 
> being set up at our site that accept kerberos passwords (which authenticate
> against our centralized kerberos servers), and it's making me a bit
> nervous.  I'm worried about one of those servers getting compromised
> and then a miscreant could snag lots of peoples kerberos passwords.
> I'd like a solution where the different web servers could use one server
> for authentication (which would then be centrally managed), and then
> use that authenticaton token/cookie, or whatever, for access to their pages.
> 
> We have looked at Bluestem (https://www-s.uiuc.edu/bluestem/notes/overview.html)
> and was wondering what other sites may be using.  TIA.
> 
> 
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	We are using CAS (originally from Yale I think) with local 
modifications. It looks to be availible here:

www.ja-sig.org/products/cas 

Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 


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