basic_db_auth - Man Page

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


Database contains unsalted SHA1 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 <> and Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz <>

This manual was written by Henrik Nordstrom <>


Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to the Squid Users mailing list <>

Reporting Bugs

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 <>

Report ideas for new improvements to the Squid Developers mailing list <>

See Also

squid (8), GPL (7),

The Squid FAQ wiki

The Squid Configuration Manual


2021-10-05 perl v5.34.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation