petesmiley has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am trying to set up a web site with an authentication scheme similar to "perlmonks". I would like to track when someone has logged in and logged out. There doesn't seem to be any method for doing this with the basic auth module for Apache. I'm currently using Apache with mod_perl and Mason. I've looked at the Apache::AuthTicket and Apache::AuthCookieURL and several others on CPAN. I'm not sure what the best choice would be. Does anyone have any suggestions?