The legacy (pre-Shibboleth) method for logging into a website with your name.# account is to use Kerberos. Web Hosting still supports this method by special request but only over encrypted connections to protect the users’ credentials. We strongly suggest that you use Shibboleth instead.
You can protect a website with Kerberos by creating an .htaccess file containing the following:
AuthType Kerberos Require valid-user
Any OSU user with a valid name.# account can now log in. You can restrict the site to certain accounts if desired by replacing the “Require valid-user” line with something like the following:
Require user user.123@BCD.IT.OSU.EDU Require user student.45@BCD.IT.OSU.EDU Require user somebodyelse.314@BCD.IT.OSU.EDU
Now access will only be granted to these specific accounts. The suffix must be all caps or it won’t work.
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