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REMOTE_USER authentication

Description

This module extends Controller to automatically log in the SilverStripe member whose Email field matches the server REMOTE_USER variable ($_SERVER['REMOTE_USER']). Optionally, it can create a new Member record for a server-authenticated user when no matching record is found. If auto-creation is not enabled, and there is no match, then this module does nothing.

This module was created to support Apache with mod_shib, but it works the same for any mechanism that sets REMOTE_USER, including basic auth.

This module requires SilverStripe framework 3.1.x.

This is version 1.0.1 of this module.

Configuration

To enable the optional features, put static calls into your _config.php:

AuthRemoteUserExtension::setAutoCreateUser(true);
AuthRemoteUserExtension::setAutoUserGroup($group_name);

AuthRemoteUserExtension::setAutoCreateUser(true) enables the creation of a new Member record when an authenticated user does not match any existing record. The only field populated is Email.

AuthRemoteUserExtension::setAutoUserGroup($group_name) sets the group to which new users will be added. If the group does not exist, no Member record will be created, even if auto-creation is enabled.