[jcifs] Re: NTLM http client uses Sun NTLM coming with JVM 1.4.2_10
instead of jcifs
os at sdm.de
Mon Feb 6 09:06:02 GMT 2006
Michael B Allen wrote:
> [...] it would be nice if there was a way to disable NTLM
> negotiation so that JCIFS can still work.
I am a bit confused by this sentence. JCIFS on the server works
perfectly fine with a Sun JRE on a Windows Client in the vast majority
* If your Windows credentials are accepted by the server, you are
logged in automatically. This is the case that is important to
compete with the Windows technologies in a corporate environment
and probably covers >90% of users.
* If your Windows credentials are not accepted by the server, the
java.net.Authenticator is invoked, i. e., you are prompted for
username/password as usual. This probably covers another >5% of
* The only problem occurs if your Windows credentials are accepted
by the server, but you want to use a *different* user identity.
This does not seem possible unless the automatic login by Sun's
HTTP client can be turned off. However, I consider this a rare
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