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sqlauth:SQL

This is a authentication module for authenticating an user against a SQL database.

1 Options

dsn
The DSN which should be used to connect to the database server. Check the various database drivers in the PHP documentation for a description of the various DSN formats.
username
The username which should be used when connecting to the database server.
password
The password which should be used when connecting to the database server.
query
The SQL query which should be used to retrieve the user. The parameters :username and :password are available. If the username/password is incorrect, the query should return no rows. The name of the columns in resultset will be used as attribute names. If the query returns multiple rows, they will be merged into the attributes. Duplicate values and NULL values will be removed.

2 Examples

Database layout used in examples:

CREATE TABLE users (
  username VARCHAR(30) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
  password TEXT NOT NULL,
  name TEXT NOT NULL,
  email TEXT NOT NULL
);
CREATE TABLE usergroups (
  username TEXT REFERENCES users (username) ON DELETE CASCADE ON UPDATE CASCADE,
  groupname TEXT,
  UNIQUE(username, groupname)
);

Example - simple setup, PostgreSQL server:

'sql-exampleorg' => array(
  'sqlauth:SQL',
  'dsn' => 'pgsql:host=sql.example.org;port=5432;dbname=simplesaml',
  'username' => 'userdb',
  'password' => 'secretpassword',
  'query' => 'SELECT username, name, email FROM users WHERE username = :username AND password = :password',
),

Example - multiple groups, MySQL server:

'sql-exampleorg-groups' => array(
  'sqlauth:SQL',
  'dsn' => 'mysql:host=sql.example.org;dbname=simplesaml',
  'username' => 'userdb',
  'password' => 'secretpassword',
  'query' => 'SELECT users.username, name, email, groupname AS groups FROM users LEFT JOIN usergroups ON users.username=usergroups.username WHERE users.username = :username AND password = :password',
),

Example query - MD5 of salt + password, stored as salt + md5(salt + password) in password-field, MySQL server:

SELECT username, name, email
FROM users
WHERE username = :username AND SUBSTRING(password, -32) = MD5(CONCAT(SUBSTRING(password, 1, LENGTH(password) - 32), :password))

Example query - MD5 of salt + password, stored as salt + md5(salt + password) in password-field, PostgreSQL server:

SELECT username, name, email
FROM users
WHERE username = :username AND SUBSTRING(password FROM LENGTH(password) - 31) = MD5(SUBSTRING(password FROM 1 FOR LENGTH(password) - 32) || :password)