[jcifs] JCIFS for Multiple Domains

Yannick yannick at smellyfrog.com
Wed Nov 8 16:10:46 GMT 2006

Hi Merlin,

I'm not a specialist, but from what I understand if you have domains 
trusting each other, then you can implement multiple domains 
We have implemented this successfully in Banta. We have different domain 
from different offices and location for example in the US, Europe and 
Singapore and all our users are authenticated automatically, even though 
our web and app servers are located in the US only.
I'm not familiar with the way the network and domain controller are 
setup, but on the JCFIS side it was pretty transparent.

Hope this helps

Merlin Beedell wrote:

> Is there a good/standard/any way to create a [Tomcat] Website that can 
> use JCIFS to provide Single Sign On for MULTIPLE domains.  In other 
> words, for the website to determine which company the user is coming 
> from, and then to target that company's Active Directory using JCIFS 
> for authentication.
> As I understand it, JCIFS runs at the site level, which means that it 
> can only work with a single LDAP/Active Directory host. [We have it 
> working in this way]. However...
> Let us assume that a single company has aquired 2 other companies. 
> They operate 3 separate active directories, all be it in a forrest.  
> The Web site allows people from all 3 companies to access it.  Once 
> the web has determined which company the user is from, then it needs 
> to do a JCIFS lookup for sign-on.
> Is this even possible?
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