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3.13  Apache Module mod_authn_default



Description:

Authentication fallback module

Status:

Base

Module Identifier:

authn_default_module

Source File:

mod_authn_default.c

Compatibility:

Available in Apache 2.1 and later



Summary

This module is designed to be the fallback module, if you don’t have configured an authentication module like mod_auth_basic. It simply rejects any credentials supplied by the user.

Directives:

AuthDefaultAuthoritative

AuthDefaultAuthoritative Directive

Description:

Sets whether authentication is passed to lower level modules

Syntax:

AuthDefaultAuthoritative On|Off

Default:

AuthDefaultAuthoritative On

Context:

directory, .htaccess

Override:

AuthConfig

Status:

Base

Module:

mod_authn_default

Setting the AuthDefaultAuthoritative directive explicitly to Off allows for authentication to be passed on to lower level modules (as defined in the modules.c files).

Note Normally there are no lower level modules, since mod_authn_default is defined to be already on a very low level. Therefore you should leave the value of AuthDefaultAuthoritative as default (On).

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