[rt-users] Pubcookie auth

Mike Peachey mike.peachey at jennic.com
Wed Jul 15 05:41:16 EDT 2009

Tue 14 Jul 2009 21:00:49 GMT
Peter Boguszewski wrote:
> Sorry about the lack of information.  Here is the story.  I have
> pubcookie installed and working with apache.  I have Ubuntu 8.10.3
> installed and RT 3.8.4 installed - both work.  I installed
> RT::Authen::ExternalAuth via cpan successfully (shows up under the
> plugins dir).  I then add Set(@Plugins,(qw(RT::Authen::ExternalAuth)));
> to my RT_SiteConfig.pm and apache2 goes boom.  I get this error in the
> apache log:
> [error] Can't load Perl file: /opt/rt3/bin/webmux.pl for server
> xxxxxxxx:0, exiting...
> I am no perl wizard so I am sure I am just doing something stupid. 
> Again, I remove the plugin from RT_SiteConfig.pm and it works.
> I am just missing something?

Sorry, I misunderstood initially.. was not aware of pubcookie as a
project. I've had a quick look at it, but I'm not certain at this point
how it would integrate with externalauth.

Having said that, I don't know why it wouldn't be able to live
side-by-side with externalauth and so it oughtnt make apache go boom
just by loading it.

To be honest, I would have thought that your best route to success would
be to use mod_pubcookie, in which case you don't want
RT::Authen::ExternalAuth at all, but instead you'd want RT's inbuilt
apache authentication system whereby it just listens to whatever apache
tells it.
Kind Regards,


Mike Peachey, IT
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