[jcifs] Retrieving AD account password using jCIFS

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Wed Mar 8 07:15:35 GMT 2006

On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 14:19:08 -0600
"Ghouse, Sherjeel" <Sherjeel.Ghouse at molex.com> wrote:

> We have a business requirement to delegate the Windows credentials from
> AD domain to Unix Server. I know kerberos is an option, but we are using
> apache FTP library to retrieve the Files from Unix File Server. Apache
> FTP API is limited to sending username and password and not a kerberos
> ticket. I was wondering if JCIFS provides a mechanism to retrieve User
> password from domain and can be used to authenticate to Unix File
> Server. Any thoughts on this will be greatly appreciated.

No. That's not possible. Cleartext passwords are virtually never
transmitted over a network.


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