Im sure folks more clever than i have come up with a solution for this problem. I was hoping to get some arrows pointing me to any packages, modules or advice for my next trudge.
1. I want my virtual hosting environment to have the ability to add password protection to folders within their domain via a perl script without restarting apache.
I like htaccess but want to avoid restarting apache.
I have configured folders by hand with the httpd.conf file, but i want to avoid the conf edit step.
2. In addition, i'm not aware of how perl can generate the encrypted password string to generate the htpasswd file needed by the directory.
Any advice would be appreciated.