pwauth - A Unix Web Authenticator

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 6.1
Repository Mageia Core x86_64
Package name pwauth
Package version 2.3.10
Package release 8.mga6
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 31.44 KB
Download size 19.53 KB
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Pwauth is an authenticator designed to be used with
mod_auth_external and the Apache HTTP Daemon to support reasonably
secure web authentication out of the system password database on
most versions of Unix.
What pwauth actually does is very simple. Given a login and a
password, it returns a status code indicating whether it is a
valid login/password or not. It is normally installed as an
suid-root program, so other programs (like Apache or a CGI
program) can run it to check if a login/password is valid even
though they don't themselves have read access to the system
password database.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pwauth-2.3.10-8.mga6.i586.rpm 2.3.10 i586 Mageia Core
pwauth - - -


Name Value
config(pwauth) == 2.3.10-8.mga6 - - - - -
perl-base >= 2:5.22.1
webserver-base -


Name Value
config(pwauth) == 2.3.10-8.mga6
pwauth == 2.3.10-8.mga6
pwauth(x86-64) == 2.3.10-8.mga6


Type URL
Binary Package pwauth-2.3.10-8.mga6.x86_64.rpm
Source Package pwauth-2.3.10-8.mga6.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable Mageia Core repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install pwauth rpm package:
    # urpmi pwauth




2016-02-08 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.3.10-8.mga6
+ Revision: 944886
- Mageia 6 Mass Rebuild
2014-10-15 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.3.10-7.mga5
+ Revision: 740266
- Second Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild
2014-09-16 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.3.10-6.mga5
+ Revision: 687845
- Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild
2014-09-13 - joequant <joequant> 2.3.10-5.mga5
+ Revision: 675055
- requires webserver base
2014-07-09 - joequant <joequant> 2.3.10-4.mga5
+ Revision: 650864
- sync config with fedora - previously pwauth could not
be run by user apache which would break pam authentication
2013-10-18 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.3.10-3.mga4
+ Revision: 517701
- Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild

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pygtk2.0-demos-2.24.0-11.mga6.x86_64.rpm Examples and demos for pygtk2.0
pygtk2.0-devel-2.24.0-11.mga6.x86_64.rpm Files needed to build wrappers for GTK+ addon libraries