in reply to
CGI::Application::Authentication and Static Pages
there is also the possiblity to work with perlauthenhandler.
This way you are able to write your own authentication mechanism, based on cookies or whatever.
I don't know however if this possibility is suitable for you, since you write about some limitations.
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
Results (496 votes),