[jcifs] Re: NtlmHttpFilter Question

floooh floh.mueller at web.de
Wed May 23 13:12:49 GMT 2007

Vinny Carpenter <vscarpenter <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hi there.  I am using the wonderful NtmlHttpFilter (jcifs-1.2.13) for
> authentication and single sign-on functionality for an Intranet
> application.  Most users are using IE and so authentication is
> transparent.  Users that are using Firefox get the 401 authentication
> prompt and if they pass in the correct login/password, everything
> works as it should.
> My question is if I can modify the look and feel of the HTTP 401?
> Apache web server allows you to specify a AuthName property that shows
> up in the login dialog and so you can pass in some comments to the
> user.  Is there something similar in jCIFS and NtmlHttpFilter?  Is
> there anything I can do to customize the login dialog?  Thank you.
> --Vinny

for firefox-users, have a look at this:

all you have to do is navigate to your "about:config" site, search for
"network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris" and change its value.
if you do it right ntlm should work as silent as in IE.

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