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basic_db_auth: Database auth helper for Squid


 basic_db_auth - Database auth helper for Squid


 basic_db_auth [options]


This program verifies username & password to a database


Write debug info to stderr.
Database DSN. Default ``DBI:mysql:database=squid''
Database User
Database password
Database table. Default ``passwd''.
Username column. Default ``user''.
Password column. Default ``password''.
Condition, defaults to enabled=1. Specify 1 or "" for no condition If you use --joomla flag, this condition will be changed to block=0
Database contains plain-text passwords
Database contains unsalted md5 passwords
Selects the correct salt to evaluate passwords
Keep a persistent database connection open between queries.
Tells helper that user database is Joomla DB. So their unusual salt hashing is understood.


This program was written by Henrik Nordstrom <henrik [at]> and Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz <dlucio [at]>

This manual was written by Henrik Nordstrom <henrik [at]>


 * Copyright (C) 1996-2016 The Squid Software Foundation and contributors
 * Squid software is distributed under GPLv2+ license and includes
 * contributions from numerous individuals and organizations.
 * Please see the COPYING and CONTRIBUTORS files for details.

Copyright (C) 2007 Henrik Nordstrom <henrik [at]> Copyright (C) 2010 Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz <dlucio [at]> (Joomla support) This program is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2, or (at youropinion) any later version.


Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <squid-users [at]>


Bug reports need to be made in English. See for details of what you need to include with your bug report.

Report bugs or bug fixes using

Report serious security bugs to Squid Bugs <squid-bugs [at]>

Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list <squid-dev [at]>


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