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

Alexander Bokovoy a.bokovoy at sam-solutions.net
Mon Mar 22 15:16:41 GMT 2004

On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 02:46:29PM -0000, Boyce, Nick wrote:
> [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.
There is mod_ntlm as extension of existing mod_auth_ntlm (old, outdated,
on sf.net) created by Einar Otto Stangvik. It uses ntlm_auth.

There is also ntlm_auth support in mod_midgard for Midgard content
management framework which allows to authenticate users coming to
Midgard-powered Apache via ntlm_auth against your domain, including AD.

It is ongoing work but at least for Midgard it is already in production
for about 9 months.
/ Alexander Bokovoy
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