[jcifs] Using jcifs to validate users against NT

Allen, Michael B (RSCH) Michael_B_Allen at ml.com
Wed Apr 3 14:31:51 EST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Gabriel Lawrence [SMTP:gabe at landq.org]
> On Tue, 2002-04-02 at 17:18, Allen, Michael B (RSCH) wrote:
> > 	I would be insterested in including this sort of thing in the distribution provided the
> > 	code was sane. It has always been my intention to create some kind of jcifs.Toolkit
> > 	class for this kind of thing. Your code might be a very nice intermediate for people
> > 	until we can get DCE/RPC working (if we ever do). Please tell me were I can find
> > 	information about the authentication mechanism if it is specific to IE.
> I'd be really excited to see this as part of JCIFS...
> First NTLM was a MSFT only thing for a while (I think the latest
> mozillas have started to do it, but thats just a fuzzy memory so I have
> no idea if its true or just a wild fantasy ;-)
> Overview of all authentications supported by IIS (We are talking about
> Integrated Windows Autentication):
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vsent7/html/vxconIISAuthentication.asp
> And here's a nice doc with details of how it works:
> http://www.innovation.ch/java/ntlm.html
	This is precisely the kind of functionality I would like to see in jCIFS. Instead of favoring IIS to authenticate windows clients for departmental websites on corporate intranets it will give
developers a legitimate option that can be implemented in a UNIX environment as well as Windows. It does not require any additional domain configuration on the part of Windows administrators. jCIFS
has all of the right funtionality and it sounds like Jason was keen to use them properly.

	Let's do it!


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