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Old 10-21-2005, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by toloughlin
Is a specific vshell password/user db (like /etc/passwd) going to be implemented? There was talk a while back, but haven't heard much since.
I'm a little confused, are you asking for a different user database to authenticate against, or to use /etc/passwd ?

A while back we were exploring several options -- an api that would allow you a username password against whatever backend you wanted to use it with (i.e. MySQL or something like that). Is that what you're asking about?

If so, we had talked about that, but had much greater requests for more established auth methods like PKI etc. thus the 2.5 UNIX x.509 certificates. I haven't actually had a request for the separate user db auth for a little while.

Do you mind exploring with me, I'd love to hear about what business objectives you'll be meeting with this option.