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Maintainer wanted for the External Authentication Module

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4 November 2010 at 8:13am

Edited: 04/11/2010 8:15am

Updates for the External Authentication module happen infrequently. For instance, a new version is almost ready (and has been for months), but for the unit testing. The root cause of this is the fact that I got a 2 year old son (the module is older than that) and had a wife who was also working 4 days a week. It was very hard for me to find some time to update the module.

Three weeks ago, my wide died as a result of skin cancer (it went very quickly, the docters didn't even have time to formulate a treatment). So I'm a single dad now and fighting for some time to do my own things.

This means that I won't have any time left to look after this module for the coming years. I got the feeling that it is used now in quite a few places. So if anyone is willing to take over management of this module I would be very glad.


Community Member, 712 Posts

5 November 2010 at 4:43pm

Hi Roel, that's terrible news :(. I can't imagine what you're going through.

I use the module (LDAP mostly) quite a bit so I can take it over. SS is moving to GitHub and turning off their SVN repo in a few months, so I might have to move it to my own SVN repo, but you are welcome to take it back if you ever decide to take it up again.



Community Member, 6 Posts

13 March 2011 at 1:08am

I'd like to help here. I already wrote an authenticator for PAM (Unix system accounts) and I'm currently working on an authenticator for CAS for which I had to do tiny patches unto the original module.