[jcifs] NTLM Auth, custom login page

Scovetta, Michael V Michael.Scovetta at ca.com
Wed Oct 20 14:51:48 GMT 2004

I think the problem is that browsers do not announce the fact that they do silent vs. non-silent authentication. That's an application-level event-- there's simply nothing to pass to the client to have them do it, and from the server's point of view, when the auth comes back, it looks identical whether it comes from IE or firefox.

I may be wrong, of course-- someone please correct me if I am...


-----Original Message-----
From: Laurent Michenaud [mailto:lmichenaud at adeuza.fr] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 10:49 AM
To: Scovetta, Michael V
Cc: jcifs at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [jcifs] NTLM Auth, custom login page

I think it is not the clean way.

In the NTLM process, at which step u know that the browser doesnot 
support silent login ?

The best from my point of view would be to have in the jcifs properties 
something like :
jcifs.redirect.login.url = http://mywebapp/login.jsp

This page would be called when browser silent login fails.
The login page may submit the login/password value to a jcifs servlet 
that will do NTLM authentification.

It is a kind of feature request ;)

Scovetta, Michael V a écrit :

>If you either add a filter before jcifs or modify the jcifs filter, you
>can make a choice depending on the user-agent passed in the headers.
>It's not fool-proof, but you should be able to get pretty accurate. A
>list of user-agents is here:
>	http://www.zytrax.com/tech/web/browser_ids.htm
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jcifs-bounces+michael.scovetta=ca.com at lists.samba.org
>[mailto:jcifs-bounces+michael.scovetta=ca.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
>Of Laurent Michenaud
>Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 7:52 AM
>To: jcifs at lists.samba.org
>Subject: [jcifs] NTLM Auth, custom login page
>I've tested the NTLM auth example and it works great with IE.
>The user is automatically identified.
>I have tested with Firefox and i've got the traditionnal login/password 
>What i would like is, if the browser ( like firefox ) doesnot support 
>"silent login" like
>IE, to redirect to a custom login page so that the user can
>Is it possible to configure that with jcifs ?

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