(* SoupAuthDomainGenericAuthCallback) (
  SoupAuthDomain* domain,
  SoupServerMessage* msg,
  const char* username,
  gpointer user_data

Description [src]

The prototype for a SoupAuthDomain generic authentication callback.

The callback should look up the user’s password, call soup_auth_domain_check_password(), and use the return value from that method as its own return value.

In general, for security reasons, it is preferable to use the auth-domain-specific auth callbacks (eg, AuthDomainBasicAuthCallback and AuthDomainDigestAuthCallback), because they don’t require keeping a cleartext password database. Most users will use the same password for many different sites, meaning if any site with a cleartext password database is compromised, accounts on other servers might be compromised as well. For many of the cases where SoupServer is used, this is not really relevant, but it may still be worth considering.


domain SoupAuthDomain

A SoupAuthDomain.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
msg SoupServerMessage

The SoupServerMessage being authenticated.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
username const char*

The username from msg.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The string is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
user_data gpointer

The data passed to soup_auth_domain_set_generic_auth_callback()

Return value

Returns: gboolean

TRUE if msg is authenticated, FALSE if not.