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There are several ways to enable user authentication for web based applications, like .htaccess files, plain tekst files, databases, LDAP, etc. They all have their pros and cons. In case a central, flexible solution is needed, either a database or LDAP solution can be used.
I chose for an LDAP solution since it can be reused by many web and application servers and the applications that run on...
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