Authentication modules for AccountManagerPlugin
This page documents AccountManagerPlugin 0.4 and later with Trac 0.11 and later. If you are using older versions, please upgrade.
Used to store passwords in the htdigest file format.
This password method may not work with mod_python due to a bug using Python’s md5 module under
mod_python. It has been reported that
mod_python has trouble returning good MD5 strings. It has been speculated that this is because many Apache mods are using the same md5 source (PHP and so forth), but this is not confirmed. If you experience problems try FastCGI, mod_wsgi, tracd, or use md5crypt patch (#8386).
To use this component to manage your password file, you need to enable it as described above and add some additional configuration to trac.ini:
[components] ; be sure to enable the component acct_mgr.htfile.HtDigestStore = enabled [account-manager] ; configure the plugin to store passwords in the htdigest format: password_store = HtDigestStore ; the file where user accounts are stored ; the webserver will need write permissions to this file ; and its parent folder htdigest_file = /var/trac/trac.htdigest ; the name of the authentication “realm” ; it can be any text to identify your site or project htdigest_realm = TracRealm
Used to store passwords in the htpasswd file format.
To use this component to manage your password file you need to enable it as described above and add some additional configuration to trac.ini:
[components] ; be sure to enable the component acct_mgr.htfile.HtPasswdStore = enabled [account-manager] ; configure the plugin to store passwords in the htpasswd format: password_store = HtPasswdStore ; optional hash type selection htpasswd_hash_type = ; the file where user accounts are stored ; the webserver will need write permissions to this file ; and its parent folder htpasswd_file = /var/trac/trac.htpasswd
Used to delegate authentication to the web server. This allows access to be restricted based on LDAP, a password file, etc, or some combination of them.
Note: This password store does not support listing/adding/removing users or changing passwords.
[components] ; be sure to enable the component acct_mgr.http.HttpAuthStore = enabled [account-manager] ; configure the plugin to use a page that is secured with http authentication authentication_url = /authFile password_store = HttpAuthStore
This will generally be matched with an Apache config like:
<Location /authFile> # HTTP authentication configuration… Require valid-user </Location>
The above example assumes that you are hosting a single Trac project. If hosting multiple Trac projects, you might use something like this in project1's trac.ini:
[account-manager] ; configure the plugin to use a page that is secured with http authentication authentication_url = /project1/authFile password_store = HttpAuthStore
This could then be matched with an Apache config like:
<LocationMatch ^/[^/]+/authFile$> …HTTP authentication configuration… Require valid-user </Location>
authFile does not need to exist; but the Apache configuration must match the authentication_url setting.
Be sure to test your configuration by attempting a login with a valid user, and both a valid and invalid password to ensure that your Apache
<!LocationMatch> section is getting executed. If it is not, you will be able to log in with an invalid password.
Note: If you are having trouble getting HttpAuthStore to work, enable DEBUG-level logging, and check for HttpAuthStore messages in your project's Trac log file.
Stores password information in the trac database. This may give better behavior if you have large numbers of users and are finding errors due to write contention on the password file. You must enable one or other of the hash method components. HtDigestHashMethod is the default.
[components] ; be sure to enable the component acct_mgr.db.SessionStore = enabled ; choose one of the hash methods acct_mgr.pwhash.htdigesthashmethod = enabled acct_mgr.pwhash.htpasswdhashmethod = enabled trac.web.auth.loginmodule = disabled ;this is important, otherwise login does not work. ref: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/trac/users/41969 [account-manager] password_store = SessionStore ; choose one of the hash methods with corresponding supplemental option hash_method = HtDigestHashMethod db_htdigest_realm = TracDbRealm ;hash_method = HtPasswdHashMethod ;db_htpasswd_hash_type = sha
For sample configuration settings see our cookbook page
For historic background of this
IPasswordStore implementation see the mailing list.
Allows Trac to use SVN users (may be in addition to Trac users). SVN server configuration option should be "svnserve". For more information, read chapter 6 of SVN book.
[components] ; be sure to enable the component acct_mgr.svnserve.* = enabled acct_mgr.svnserve.svnservepasswordstore = enabled ; choose one of the hash methods acct_mgr.pwhash.htdigesthashmethod = enabled acct_mgr.pwhash.htpasswdhashmethod = enabled [account-manager] password_store = SvnServePasswordStore password_file = /path/to/svn/repos/conf/passwd ; choose one of the hash methods hash_method = HtDigestHashMethod hash_method = HtPasswdHashMethod
password_file points to a file which defines users/passwords this way :
user = password.
Allows authentication against most LDAP based directories including Active Directory. See DirectoryAuthPlugin for details. Meanwhile please check the following options:
- AccountLdapPlugin permission store extension to Trac
- LdapPlugin, utilizes Trac HTTP Auth, so it's a ACL, not the authentication itself
AuthStore for AccountManagerPlugin packaged as separate plugin
- LdapAuthStorePlugin that spun off of #1147 - a 'wontfix'ed enhancement request for AccountManagerPlugin
- http://pypi.python.org/pypi/TracLDAPAuth/ and
- TracLdapAuthPlugin as an enhanced fork of it
There are a number of other implementations of
IPasswordStore like the LDAP authentication plugins mentioned above, here at t-h.o and elsewhere on the web.
Where to start? Here is a small and certainly incomplete collection:
|Package/Plugin and store name||Description||Author||Resource link|
|DirectoryAuthPlugin||Provides authentication against AD or Generic LDAP||John Hampton (pacopablo), Branson Matheson (sandinak)||DirectoryAuthPlugin|
|CrowdAuthStore in TracCrowdAuthPlugin||Use a crowd service for authentication.||Richard Liao (richard)||TracCrowdAuthPlugin|
|DjangoPasswordStore in TracDjangoAuthPlugin||Trac Authentication against Django's userdb.||Ville Korhonen||https://github.com/ypcs/TracDjangoAuth|
|GoogleAppsPasswordStore in TracGoogleAppsAuthPlugin||Trac authentication plugin for integration with hosted Google Apps domain.||David A. Riggs||http://pypi.python.org/pypi/TracGoogleAppsAuthPlugin/|
|HtBlowfishStore in HtBlowfishStorePlugin||HtPasswdStore with Blowfish support.||Mitar (mitar)||https://bitbucket.org/mitar/trac-htblowfishstore|
|PhpBBAuthStore in PhpBbAuthPlugin||Use a phpBB3 database as the authentication store.||John Hampton (pacopablo)||PhpBbAuthPlugin|
|PwAuthStore in TracPwAuth||AccountManager password store that uses pwauth to check against the system password database.||Noah Kantrowitz (coderanger)||http://pypi.python.org/pypi/TracPwAuth/|
|SQLAuthStore in SQLAuthStorePlugin||Defines authentication store over SQL database.||Mitar (mitar)||https://bitbucket.org/mitar/trac-sqlauthstore|
|SQLFlexibleAuthStore in SqlFlexibleAuthStorePlugin||Defines authentication store over SQL database, includes an PermissionGroup provider from SQL too.||Dolf Andringa, Mitar, Chris Liechti (dolfandringa, mitar)||SqlFlexibleAuthStorePlugin|
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