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Re: authentication storage question

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-09-17 18:04:01 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
>
> So... the client-provided vtable looks something like:
>
> * open_tempfile(client_baton, pool, &file)
> * close_tempfile(file)
> * get_authenticator(which_method, client_baton, pool, &auth_vtable, &auth_baton)
>
> And the authenticator vtable looks like:
>
> * authenticate(auth_baton)
> * save_authinfo(auth_baton)
> * ... functions appropriate to this auth method

I don't understand why an authenticator structure needs the
authenticate() function; isn't that a leftover from the client
"pushing" data at RA? Instead, I imagine this structure only needs
functions to get specific info (get_username(), get_password()), and
ones to save the data in the client.

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