[rt-users] Pubcookie auth

Peter Boguszewski pboguszewski at library.wisc.edu
Wed Jul 15 08:56:19 EDT 2009

Wow, that was the way to go.  Setting RT to use the REMOTE_USER variable 
after pubcookie auth just works.  Sometimes I find the way to make 
relatively easy things very complex!

Thank you so much!


On 7/15/2009 4:41 AM, Mike Peachey wrote:
> 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.

Peter Boguszewski
Library Systems Administrator
UW Madison - Library Technology Group
pboguszewski at library.wisc.edu

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