DSS has released the DACS version 1.4.17. DACS is a light-weight single sign-on and role-based access control system distributed under an open source license. DACS provides web site administrators and software developers with:
extended authentication and role-based access control capabilities for Apache-based web services, CGI programs, and virtually any program or script;
a wide array of flexible, modular, and efficient authentication methods, including two-factor authentication and hardware tokens;
powerful, rule-based authorization checking that can be applied transparently to any resource or activity (such as web services, web content, and program features) by Apache-based web services and CGI programs, or virtually any program or script;
an Apache 2.0/2.2 module, suite of CGI programs, and collection of command line tools for Unix-type platforms, such as Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.
DACS is hosted on SourceForge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/dacs. Please visit the DACS home page at http://dacs.dss.ca for detailed release notes, a change summary, and the latest documentation.