[OT]: ntlm_auth/winbind - Usable With Apache ?

Boyce, Nick nick.boyce at eds.com
Mon Mar 22 14:46:29 GMT 2004

[My apologies for this basically OT posting - I promise to take it elsewhere ASAP]

On 20 March 2004, Henrik Nordstrom wrote :
> >On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > > There are a couple of approaches to doing this :-)
> > > There is the library (I think) that the squid folks use.
> The binary supports NTLMSSP and a few other protocols and 
> uses winbind for the low-level authentication.
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/ntlm_auth.1.html

Just wondered whether anyone knows of any work being done to use Samba's NTLM auth code in other *non-Squid* applications - specifically Apache.  I've been looking for a suitable working NTLM auth module (or something) for Apache for some time.  There are a whole load of such projects listed at http://modules.apache.org/search, but without exception they seem to be old and/or defunct and/or only partially complete.

It occured to me that if work is being done on interfacing Samba's code to Squid, then maybe it's happening with Apache as well.  This would of course make it a whole lot easier to integrate Apache webservers into a single-signon Windows-desktop-based enterprise infrastructure, and would be a hugely popular development I would think :-)

Sorry sorry sorry sorry, OT, OT, OT ....

Nick Boyce
EDS Southwest Solution Centre, Bristol, UK

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