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WebAuth Module Features

The following chart summarizes the features of the WebAuth module for Drupal, versions 2 and 3. WebAuth is an option on both Stanford Sites and the Drupal Upgrader, and is available for self-installed Drupal instances where user authentication via WebAuth is a requirement.

Feature Version 2 Version 3
User account created automatically at first login.
SUNet User role assigned automatically to people who log in with WebAuth.
Assign a custom “access denied” message.
At login, return user to previous page or forward to different page.
Protect individual pages based on Drupal roles or workgroups. see note
Manage access by mapping Stanford workgroups to Drupal roles.  
In addition to SUNet User, three new roles are mapped automatically: faculty, staff, and student.  
Works in multi-site installations.  
Configure access files (.htaccess) through the Drupal interface instead of manually via a text editor or command-line.  
Drupal version compatibility. 6 only 6 and 7

Note: For protecting individual pages, WebAuth version 3.x must be used in conjunction with the content_access module (included with Stanford Sites) or other third-party modules.

Last modified January 8, 2015