wiki:NISAuth
Last modified 15 years ago Last modified on 11/14/06 11:18:38

Edit Django settings

Django allows for custom authentication backends to its login procedure. Hostbase has an NIS authentication backend that verifies a user to be in the unix group allowed to modify Hostbase.

To enable this feature:

  • first edit your Hostbase/settings.py file and uncomment the line 'Hostbase.backends.NISBackend', in the list of AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS
  • enter the name of the unix group you want to give access to Hostbase in the AUTHORIZED_GROUP variable
  • in your Hostbase/hostbase/views.py file at the very bottom, uncomment the block(s) of lines that give you the desired level of access

Hostbase will now direct the user to a login page if he or she is not authorized to view a certain page. Users should log in with their regular Unix username and password.