GroupPassword

Name

GroupPassword -- Set a group-wide password

Synopsis

GroupPassword [ GroupPassword groupid hashed-password]

Default

None

Context

server config, <VirtualHost>, <Anonymous>, <Global>

Module

mod_auth

Compatibility

0.99.0pl5 and later

Description

The GroupPassword directive creates a special "group" password which allows all users in the specified group to authenticate using a single password. The group/password supplied is only effective inside the context to which GroupPassword is applied. The hashed-password argument is a standard cleartext password which has been passed through the standard unix crypt() library function. Extreme care should be taken when using GroupPassword, as serious security problems may arise if group membership is not carefully controlled.

See also

UserPassword

Examples