Extraction Plugins


Extraction plugins are responsible for extracting credentials from the request.

Stock Plugins

The following stock plugins provide the IExtractionPlugin Interface.

HTTP Basic Auth Helper

Multi-plugin for managing details of HTTP Basic Authentication. Extracts credentials from request and implements the HTTP Auth challenge.

Inline Auth Helper

Manages credentials for inline authentication.

Session Auth Helper

Extracts and manages credentials for session authentication.


Each plugin implements the following methods:

  • extractCredentials() -- gets credential info from the relevant request, cookie, session, etc.
  • updateCredentials() -- responds to a change of credentials
  • resetCredentials() -- empties out currently stored values

if appropriate, the plugin will also implement a challenge() method which will challenge the user for authentication.