- What is MAM?
- Downloading version 0.1.0
- Mailing lists
- Installing MAM
- Comments / Bugs / Misc.
- Future additions
What is MAM?
MAM is a web-based front end for managing Apache webservers utilizing
a system for authenticating users against a MySQL database engine. It was written
by Philip Jacob. Yes,
MAM is mod_perl safe. MAM is released under the GPL.
I have two screenshots here. One is of the user management interface and the other is of the group management interface.
Grab the latest gzipped tar file mam-0.1.0.tar.gz
We had two mailing lists set up a while ago but they're gone now. We'll set them up really soon again!
You'll need the following components in order to use MAM:
- Apache: You'll also need to
know how to compile in mod_auth_mysql
into your Apache httpd binary. Instructions for doing this are beyond
the scope of this document. In fact, you don't really need
mod_auth_mysql to run this thing, but MAM tends to be pretty pointless
- MySQL: The database server of
choice for fast websites these days.
MAM uses DBI to chat with MySQL.
- Scream::DBWrap: A GPL'd perl module included in the MAM
distribution. It's a database wrapper.
doesn't work with MSIE. I only use Linux, so you'll have to fix it if
you want it to work with MSIE.
Installing MAM is easy. First, download the distribution. Second,
decompress and untar it:
$ tar xvfz mam-0.1.0.tar.gz
Next, you'll need to put the Scream::DBWrap module somewhere. You can
put it in with your Perl libraries or another directory. If you're
putting it in another directory (i.e. a directory that isn't in @INC),
you'll need to uncomment the line in the mam.pl script that says this:
use lib ("/path/to/directory/");
Next, configure the mam.pl script. You'll need to supply a login to
your MySQL server as well as which tables MAM should use for
manipulating the use information. Mod_auth_mysql looks up its auth
information in two tables: a user table and a group table. You'll
specify these in the mam.pl script. It's obvious how to do all this
by looking at mam.pl in a text editor.
All of the other perl modules that MAM uses are part of the standard
perl distribution, so you should be all set.
I've tested MAM on Solaris 2.7 / perl 5.005_03 / Apache 1.3.(6|9) /
MySQL 3.22.25 / DBI 1.08 / DBD::Mysql 1.22.
I'd prefer if comments went directly to the mailing
lists so everyone can benefit, but if you're timid, you should
- Adding a search feature.
- Editing a group name or a user's name.
- Initial release.
Thanks to Chris for the logo, Pate for the setting up the mailing
lists and Garth for trying to break the software.