[jcifs] IE running NTLM interfacing to server running SSPI(NTLM)authenti cation?

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Thu Jan 15 20:54:01 GMT 2004

> Does anyone know if a server implementing NTLMSSP(using SSPI,
> AcceptSecurityContext() api etc..) authentication will work with a IE client
> performing NTLM authentication?
> Are the NTLM and SSPI(NTLM) message formats compatible? Are the handshakes
> the same? If not, how much work would it take to make them talk to one
> another?

No. SSPI/SPNEGO is different. I beleive MS calls this GSSAPI? Whatever the case,
jCIFS does not support SSPI, SPNEGO, or Kerberos. It was briefly explored but
never really worked.


A program should be written to  model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the  potential for it  to be applied  to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more  important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.

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