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Submission Setting up a single log-in for multiple web apps?

joefreshman writes: My company has grown from 3 founders to over 30 employees in the past few years. Over time, we have added an increasing number of web applications to help us do business better: webmail, bugzilla, request tracker, wiki software, sugarCRM, and a home-grown application that helps us administer the software that we write. However, each system has its own set of usernames and passwords, and it's getting out of hand. What's the best way to use have a single sign-on? I'd like to use the /etc/shadow userids and passwords (because we have to have those for shell, and they work for webmail, too) if possible. I would also like to use cookies so that once a user logged into one system, they could access another one directly and not have to log in again. Any suggestions?

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