web-based password checking tool?
data2 at cablespeed.com
Tue Dec 14 11:01:05 PST 2004
Usermin (found from the same link) is probably a better tool, less security
concerns. Also, both can be run with ssl and non-standard ports.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexander Chamandy" <bsdfreak at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: web-based password checking tool?
: The solution I've seen people use in the past is Webmin
: (http://www.webmin.com/), but I haven't heard great things about its
: security. I would use it cautiously if you are looking for that
: functionality. The problem I'd note is that in order to attain
: convenience in the traditional sense, one must generally sacrifice
: layers of security. In this case, allowing a web interface to change
: users' authentication credentials provides risks (compromise,
: information leakage, etc.) and rewards (enhanced usability for novice
: users, added convenience).
: - Hide quoted text -
: On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 15:41:07 -0300 (ART), Fernando Gleiser
: <fgleiser at cactus.fi.uba.ar> wrote:
: > I have a FreeBSD box with more then 400 accounts. the users are
: > non-technical, administrative kind of persons.
: > The box is working as a mail server, with sendmail as MTA and cyrus
: > authenticating against the system files (/etc/master.passwd) not using
: > SASL.
: > I need a web based tool to let the users change their passwords, since
: > they don't have shell access, a web-based solution seems like the
: > only way to let them do it without bothering the admins.
: Best wishes,
: Alexander G. Chamandy
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