[rt-users] WebExternalAuth performance
cgilmore at tivoli.com
Mon Aug 19 15:59:34 EDT 2002
You'll want to use a caching mechanism around your external auth mechanism.
For instance, I use a combination of Apache::AuthenCache with
GeT WW Global Applications Development
IBM Software Group
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> Subject: [rt-users] WebExternalAuth performance
> I've been experimenting with the WebExternalAuth in RT and
> have noticed
> something a little odd.
> We are using an external authentication program for all our Apache
> authentication by using mod_auth_external. What I have
> noticed is that
> since switching RT to using WebExternalAuth my external auth
> program is
> called every time a URL is requested from RT. This is posing
> a serious
> performance overhead as the auth lookup takes several seconds.
> Is there no way to plug in an external authenticator program
> into RT and
> then take advantage of its cookies for performance reasons?
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