dbmmanage − Manage user authentication files in DBM format
] filename add|adduser|check|delete|update username
group[,group...] [ comment ] ] ]
dbmmanage filename view [ username ]
dbmmanage filename import
dbmmanage is used to create and update the DBM format files used to store usernames and password for
basic authentication of HTTP users via mod_authn_dbm. Resources available from the Apache HTTP
server can be restricted to just the users listed in the files created by dbmmanage. This program can only be
used when the usernames are stored in a DBM file. To use a flat-file database see htpasswd.
This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details of the directives necessary to config-
ure user authentication in httpd see the httpd manual, which is part of the Apache distribution or can be
found at http://httpd.apache.org/.
The filename of the DBM format file. Usually without the extension .db, .pag, or .dir.
The user for which the operations are performed. The username may not contain a colon (:).
This is the already encrypted password to use for the update and add commands. You may use a
hyphen (-) if you want to get prompted for the password, but fill in the fields afterwards. Addition-
ally when using the update command, a period (.) keeps the original password untouched.
group A group, which the user is member of. A groupname may not contain a colon (:). You may use a
hyphen (-) if you don’t want to assign the user to a group, but fill in the comment field. Addition-
ally when using the update command, a period (.) keeps the original groups untouched.
This is the place for your opaque comments about the user, like realname, mailaddress or such
things. The server will ignore this field.
crypt encryption (default, except on Win32, Netware)
MD5 encryption (default on Win32, Netware)
plaintext (not recommended)