cgit simple-authentication.lua problem

John Keeping john at
Thu Jun 15 18:57:48 UTC 2023

On Thu, Jun 15, 2023 at 09:40:35AM +0200, Yazar Strulik wrote:
> I need some help with getting the simple-authentication.lua running.
> I'm using gitolite as my git base with cgit as my front-end and apache2 as
> the webserver.
> The main cgit configuration works but it cant interpret the .lua files when
> using the authentication-filters by adding following line to the cgitrc:
> auth-filter=/usr/lib/cgit/filters/simple-authentication.lua

The path needs a "lua:" prefix, like this:


Without that the default "exec:" path is used which tries to execute the

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