It just so happens I'm just starting a new web
application as a first time CG::Application user! I have downloaded and run this. An excellent and much needed starting point CGI::Application and friends.
I didn't have my desktop Apache (1.3) configured for https, so I commented out the https redirects in Login.pm lines 187-189 and 207-209. I'm also new to Apache 1.3 SSL setup and will get back to it later.
It my be useful to add a bit more on on the required https set-up. Also get the user to test it early, say try https access to the first 'hello world' script.