47.10. Configuring Authentication

Usermin has several options that control the authentication method it uses for validating UNIX users, how multiple failed login attempts are handled, and how UNIX user passwords are checked. The default authentication method uses cookies, but if your users' browsers cannot handle them, you may want to switch to basic HTTP authentication instead. The only problem with this method is that there is no way to properly log out, as there is no support for logging out in the HTTP protocol. However, it sometimes must be used. For example, browsers on MacOS X cannot load applets (such as the ones in the File Manager and SSH/Telnet Login Usermin modules) from web servers using cookie authentication.

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