ProFTPD module mod_ifsession



The purpose of mod_ifsession is to provide a flexible way of specifying that certain configuration directives only apply to certain sessions, based on credentials such as connection class, user, or group membership.

For class-based qualifications, mod_ifsession will apply configuration directives to the current session as soon as the client has connected to the server; for user- and group-based qualifications, mod_ifsession applies configuration directives to the current session, if applicable, only after the client has successfully authenticated. This means that mod_ifsession cannot change the effect of some user- and group-qualified configuration directives, particularly those that influence the session prior to authentication. These directives include:

  AccessDenyMsg
  AccessGrantMsg
  AnonRequirePassword
  <Anonymous>
  AuthGroupFile
  AuthUserFile
  CreateHome
  DefaultChdir
  DefaultRoot
  DefaultTransferMode
  DisplayConnect
  ExtendedLog
  MaxInstances
  RequireValidShell
  RootLogin
  ServerIdent
  ServerName
  ShowSymlinks
  TransferLog
  UseFtpUsers
  WtmpLog
and the directives from the mod_auth_pam module. All of these can set on based on class qualifications, however.

While the above list of configuration directives is daunting, there are still valid uses for this module, e.g. configuring <Directory> and/or <Limit> for certain sessions, Filter directives, transfer rates, maximum file sizes, etc. Plus, some of the above directives (e.g. DefaultChdir, DefaultRoot) already have their own configurable restrictions (group expressions in the case of DefaultChdir and DefaultRoot), so all is not entirely lost.

This module is contained in the contrib/mod_ifsession.c file for ProFTPD 1.2.x/1.3.x, and is not compiled by default. Installation instructions are discussed here.

The most current version of mod_ifsession is distributed with the ProFTPD source.

Author

Please contact TJ Saunders <tj at castaglia.org> with any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this module.

Directives


<IfAuthenticated>

Syntax: <IfAuthenticated>
Default: None
Context: server config, <VirtualHost>, <Global>
Module: mod_ifsession
Compatibility: 1.3.5rc1 and later

The <IfAuthenticated> context should contain any configuration directives that should be in effect for any sessions where the client has successfully authenticated.

Examples:

  # Only configure SQL logging for authenticated users, to avoid cluttering
  # database tables with fail login data
  <IfAuthenticated>
    SQLLog ...
  </IfAuthenticated>

See also: <IfGroup>, <IfUser>


<IfClass>

Syntax: <IfClass ["AND"|"OR"] class-expression|"regex" regexp>
Default: None
Context: server config, <VirtualHost>, <Global>
Module: mod_ifsession
Compatibility: 1.2.8rc1 and later

The <IfClass> context should contain any configuration directives that should be in effect for any sessions that match the class-expression. Classes must be enabled for this context to work properly; the connecting client must be in any of the classes listed in the expression for the directives contained to be applied. Note that ! notation in front of a class name in the expression is supported.

The given class-expression may optionally be prefixed with either the "AND" or "OR" keywords, which affect how the expression is evaluated: if "AND" is used, then all portions of the expression must evaluate to TRUE for the configuration context to be applied to the current session; if "OR" is used, then any portion of the expression must be TRUE for the context to be applied. The default setting for <IfClass> is "OR".

If the "regex" keyword is used, the regexp should be a regular expression to match class names.

Examples:

  # Give friends, and local users, better transfer rates
  <IfClass local, friends>
    TransferRate RETR 8192
  </IfClass>

  TransferRate RETR 4096

See also: <IfGroup>, <IfUser>


<IfGroup>

Syntax: <IfGroup ["AND"|"OR"] group-expression|"regex" regexp>
Default: None
Context: server config, <VirtualHost>, <Global>
Module: mod_ifsession
Compatibility: 1.2.8rc1 and later

The <IfGroup> context should contain any configuration directives that should be in effect for any sessions that match the group-AND-expression. The authenticated user must be in all of the groups listed in the expression for the directives contained to be applied. Note that ! notation in front of a group name in the expression is supported.

The given group-expression may optionally be prefixed with either the "AND" or "OR" keywords, which affect how the expression is evaluated: if "AND" is used, then all portions of the expression must evaluate to TRUE for the configuration context to be applied to the current session; if "OR" is used, then any portion of the expression must be TRUE for the context to be applied. The default setting for <IfGroup> is "AND".

If the "regex" keyword is used, the regexp should be a regular expression to match group names.

Example:

  # Only members of group webusers can upload/download HTML files
  <IfGroup !webusers>
    PathDenyFilter \.htm$|\.html$
  </IfGroup>

See also: <IfClass>, <IfUser>


<IfUser>

Syntax: <IfUser ["AND"|"OR"] user-expression|"regex" regexp>
Default: None
Context: server config, <VirtualHost>, <Global>
Module: mod_ifsession
Compatibility: 1.2.8rc1 and later

The <IfUser> context should contain any configuration directives that should be in effect for any sessions that match the user-OR-expression. The authenticated user must be one of the users listed in the expression for the directives contained to be applied. Note that ! notation in front of a user name in the expression is supported.

The given user-expression may optionally be prefixed with either the "AND" or "OR" keywords, which affect how the expression is evaluated: if "AND" is used, then all portions of the expression must evaluate to TRUE for the configuration context to be applied to the current session; if "OR" is used, then any portion of the expression must be TRUE for the context to be applied. The default setting for <IfUser> is "OR".

If the "regex" keyword is used, the regexp should be a regular expression to match user names.

Example:

  # Alter the view of files for everyone except the admin
  <IfUser !ftpadm>
    <Directory />
      DirFakeUser on ~
      DirFakeGroup on ~
      DirFakeMode 0440
    </Directory>
  </IfUser>

  # Impose a PathDenyFilter on ftp users
  <IfUser regex ^ftp>
    PathDenyFilter \.conf$
  </IfUser>

See also: <IfClass>, <IfGroup>


Usage

As a Shared Module
If your proftpd is compiled with mod_ifsession as a shared module, then you must make sure that mod_ifsession is loaded last:

  <IfModule mod_dso.c>
    LoadModule mod_sql.c
    LoadModule mod_sql_mysql.c
    LoadModule mod_tls.c
    LoadModule mod_rewrite.c
    LoadModule mod_ifsession.c
  </IfModule>
Failure to ensure that mod_ifsession is loaded last will mean that the per-user/group/class functionality will not work as you expect.

Todo
Expressions, AND vs OR


Installation

To install mod_ifsession, copy the mod_ifsession.c file into:
  proftpd-dir/contrib/
after unpacking the latest proftpd-1.3.x source code. Then follow the usual steps for using third-party modules in proftpd:
  ./configure --with-modules=mod_ifsession
  make
  make install
Note that mod_ifsession should be the last module in the --with-modules list, if multiple modules are listed. This makes sure that mod_ifsession's changes will be seen properly by other modules.

To build mod_ifsession as a DSO module:

  ./configure --enable-dso --with-shared=mod_ifsession
Then follow the usual steps:
  make 
  make install

Alternatively, if your proftpd was compiled with DSO support, you can use the prxs tool to build mod_ifsession as a shared module:

  prxs -c -i -d mod_ifsession.c



Author: $Author: castaglia $
Last Updated: $Date: 2013/08/14 21:40:17 $


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