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9.13: How do I edit my .htpasswd and .htgroup files with Perl?

The HTTPD::UserAdmin and HTTPD::GroupAdmin modules provide a consistent
OO interface to these files, regardless of how they're stored. Databases
may be text, dbm, Berkeley DB or any database with a DBI compatible
driver. HTTPD::UserAdmin supports files used by the "Basic" and "Digest"
authentication schemes. Here's an example:

use HTTPD::UserAdmin ();
->new(DB => "/foo/.htpasswd")
->add($username => $password);


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