Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Solution : SQUID PROXY - NCSA AUTHENCIATION PROBLEM

SQUID PROXY SERVER CONFIG FILE:

sample   /etc/squid3/squid.conf :
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auth_param basic program /usr/lib/squid3/ncsa_auth /etc/squid3/passwd
auth_param basic children 5
auth_param basic realm Squid proxy with NCSA
auth_param basic credentialsttl 2 hours
auth_param basic casesensitive off

acl usrs proxy_auth REQUIRED
http_access allow usrs
http_access deny all


http_port 3128


> Before starting the Squid server we need  to create a password file by using NCSA for that we need
apache2-utils  (ubuntu)

> for the first time creating the passwd we need to use -c option for htpasswd command , for next don't use -c

$ /usr/bin/htpasswd -c /etc/squid3/passwd  somexyz
New password:
Re-type new password:
Adding password for user somexyz

>Now start squid server :

$ service squid3 start

>  Squid proxy will  start but we not able log in, because the password file storing in the format md5, but Squid 3 uses Crypt format password.

> To uses Crypt format password user we need to use  "-d" for more details "/usr/bin/htpasswd --help"

$ /usr/bin/htpasswd -d /etc/squid3/passwd somexyz1
New password:
Re-type new password:
Adding password for user somexyz

> Now restart the Squid service

$ service squid3 stop
$ service squid3 start

> Now we can login with somexyz1 user account into squid proxy : - )

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