Calling Beta Testers! - RT::Authen::ExternalAuth v0.08_01

Hi all,

I’m very pleased to announce a new version of RT::Authen::ExternalAuth.

The most astute of you will notice that 0.07_01 never made it to a
stable release. The reason for this is that it was a release to get LDAP
functionality for those who really needed it in RT-3.8 as soon as
possible. It quickly became apparent that to produce a full stable
module, further design changes would be necessary and so I present to
you v0.08_01.

I intend for 0.08_01 to become a stable release of version 0.08 before
the end of next week, but I need your help to make sure it is as perfect
as possible before I do. So please test the hell out of it and let me
know what you find. As soon as 0.08 is released, 0.07_01 will be
considered deprecated and unsupported.

The ChangeLog should answer any questions you have about changes since
0.07_01, but to summarise:

  1. Structural Redesign.
  2. Integration of RT::Authen::CookieAuth for Single Sign-On (SSO) Cookie
    Authentication against a DBI back-end.
  3. Change to allow use of LDAP server root as base dn.
  4. Deprecation of ‘auth’ and ‘info’ per-config settings.
  5. Extra sanity checking of configuration and minor bugfixes.

v0.08_01 has been uploaded to CPAN, however as propagation will take
time, you will also find it attached to this e-mail.
Kind Regards,

Mike Peachey, IT
Tel: +44 114 281 2655
Fax: +44 114 281 2951
Jennic Ltd, Furnival Street, Sheffield, S1 4QT, UK
Comp Reg No: 3191371 - Registered In England
http://www.jennic.com

RT-Authen-ExternalAuth-0.08_01.tar.gz (38 KB)

Mike Peachey wrote:

I’m very pleased to announce a new version of RT::Authen::ExternalAuth.

I intend for 0.08_01 to become a stable release of version 0.08 before
the end of next week, but I need your help to make sure it is as perfect
as possible before I do.

Given the absence of respondents pointing me at any bugs found, I would
like to hear from anyone who is using v0.08_01 and whether it is working
well for them or not.

I may release 0.08 before the week is out if nothing seems awry.

Changes to /trunk since 0.08_01:

etc/RT_SiteConfig.pm
* s/userSupportAccess/disabled/ in DBI example config
* s/Crypt::MD5::md5_hex/Digest::MD5::md5_hex/ in DBI example config
* Added ssl_version to the example LDAP configuration.
* Added config example for DBI encryption salt.

lib/RT/Authen/ExternalAuth/DBI.pm
* Added ability to specify salt for DBI password encryption.
Kind Regards,

Mike Peachey, IT
Tel: +44 114 281 2655
Fax: +44 114 281 2951
Jennic Ltd, Furnival Street, Sheffield, S1 4QT, UK
Comp Reg No: 3191371 - Registered In England
http://www.jennic.com

Jeff Voskamp wrote:

Mike Peachey wrote:

Given the absence of respondents pointing me at any bugs found, I would
like to hear from anyone who is using v0.08_01 and whether it is working
well for them or not.

I may release 0.08 before the week is out if nothing seems awry.

We’re running it on our test system (fairly low usage unfortunately),
but we haven’t seen any problems in the last day.

Ta Jeff. I get the feeling it is pretty stable and that’s a good thing.
Keep me posted :slight_smile:
Kind Regards,

Mike Peachey, IT
Tel: +44 114 281 2655
Fax: +44 114 281 2951
Jennic Ltd, Furnival Street, Sheffield, S1 4QT, UK
Comp Reg No: 3191371 - Registered In England
http://www.jennic.com