Why cant every server-application have a feature like openssh AuthorizedKeysCommand?!

So pretty much a command-hook for authentication.
You pass username, password and additional stuff to it, and its STDOUT and exit-status determine the authentication result.

No, instead of something so simple,
You're forced to use MySQL,LDAP...

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    PAM would like a word
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    PAM can speak when it gets adopted by something other than mailservers and SSH.
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    Hm. Some radius servers support this as well.
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    @metamourge PAM ... pluggable authentication modules.

    Is pretty wide adopted.

    Dunno what you mean?

    (i'm really baffled by your Statement, since reaaaally a lot of modules are out there and even writing your own module is possible)
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