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Authenticating in MoinMoin using Apache2's HTTP Auth Digest

HTTP Auth Digest for MoinMoin

Tested on apache2 on ubuntu.

  1. Enable auth_digest:

    # ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/auth_digest.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled
    
  2. Create your digest file:

    # cd /etc/apache2
    # htdigest -c nyaruka.digest nyaruka nicp
    Adding password for nicp in realm nyaruka.
    New password: #########
    Re-type new password: ########
    
  3. Edit your Moin apache2 config:

    <VirtualHost *:80>
      ServerAdmin admin@nyaruka.com
      ServerName wiki.nyaruka.com
      DocumentRoot /home/wiki/wiki
    
      <Location />
        AuthType Digest
        AuthName "nyaruka"
        AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/nyaruka.digest
        Require valid-user
      </Location>
    
      <IfModule mod_wsgi.c>
         # See the link below for an introduction about this mod_wsgi config.
         # http://groups.google.com/group/modwsgi/browse_thread/thread/60cb0ec3041ac1bc/
         WSGIPassAuthorization On
         WSGIScriptAlias / /home/wiki/wiki/moin.wsgi
         WSGIDaemonProcess wiki user=wiki group=wiki processes=7 threads=1 display-name=%{GROUP}
         WSGIProcessGroup wiki
         WSGIApplicationGroup wiki
      </IfModule>
    
      ErrorLog /home/wiki/logs/error.log
      LogLevel warn
      CustomLog /home/wiki/logs/access.log combined
      ServerSignature On
    </VirtualHost>
    
  4. Edit your MoinMoin wikiconfig.py, adding these lines in the LocalConfig object:

    from MoinMoin.auth import GivenAuth
    auth = [GivenAuth(autocreate=True)]
    
    # presence (or absence) of 'given' auth name, e.g.:
    auth_methods_trusted = ['given', 'xmlrpc_applytoken']
    
  5. Restart apache and things should work.

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