Apache HTTP Server Version 2.4
Apache Module mod_authz_groupfile
|Description:||Group authorization using plaintext files|
|Compatibility:||Available in Apache 2.1 and later|
This module provides authorization capabilities so that
authenticated users can be allowed or denied access to portions
of the web site by group membership. Similar functionality is
directives are used during the authorization phase to ensure that
a user is allowed to access a resource. mod_authz_groupfile extends the
authorization types with
Since v2.4.8, expressions are supported within the groupfile require directives.
This directive specifies group membership that is required for the user to gain access.
Require group admin
When this directive is specified, the filesystem permissions on
the file being accessed are consulted. The user must be a member of
a group with the same name as the group that owns the file.
mod_authz_owner for more
|Description:||Sets the name of a text file containing the list of user groups for authorization|
AuthGroupFile directive sets the
name of a textual file containing the list of user groups for user
authorization. File-path is the path to the group
file. If it is not absolute, it is treated as relative to the
Each line of the group file contains a groupname followed by a colon, followed by the member usernames separated by spaces.
mygroup: bob joe anne
Note that searching large text files is very
AuthDBMGroupFile provides a much better performance.
Make sure that the
stored outside the document tree of the web-server; do not
put it in the directory that it protects. Otherwise, clients may
be able to download the