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Linux 2.6 - man page for htdigest (linux section 1)

HTDIGEST(1)				     htdigest				      HTDIGEST(1)

NAME
       htdigest - manage user files for digest authentication

SYNOPSIS
       htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username

SUMMARY
       htdigest  is  used  to create and update the flat-files used to store usernames, realm and
       password for digest authentication of HTTP users. Resources available from the Apache HTTP
       server can be restricted to just the users listed in the files created by htdigest.

       This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details of the directives nec-
       essary to configure digest authentication in httpd see the Apache manual, which is part of
       the Apache distribution or can be found at http://httpd.apache.org/.

OPTIONS
       -c     Create the passwdfile. If passwdfile already exists, it is deleted first.

       passwdfile
	      Name  of the file to contain the username, realm and password. If -c is given, this
	      file is created if it does not already exist, or deleted and recreated if  it  does
	      exist.

       realm  The realm name to which the user name belongs.

       username
	      The user name to create or update in passwdfile. If username does not exist is this
	      file, an entry is added. If it does exist, the password is changed.

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
       This program is not safe as a setuid executable. Do not make it setuid.

Apache HTTP Server			    2007-04-24				      HTDIGEST(1)


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