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DACS 1.4.18 Single Sign-On System Released

DACS is a light-weight single sign-on and role-based security system for web servers and server-based software. It 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 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;

* programmable and highly configurable commands and web services;

* 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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.