How do people do Apache Active-Dir authentication?
Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Sat Jul 8 19:41:14 GMT 2006
Ed Plese wrote:
> I've never used it, but it looks like ntlm_auth has an option that will
> do this for you. From `ntlm_auth --help`:
> Require that a user be a member of this group (either name or SID)
> for authentication to succeed.
Hmmm. Thanks for that. I can use that within auth_any as the means of
authorizing the user. Seems to work well. (slight issue with Apache
having to call a perl script per URL, but I can't find anything else
that will work :-()
> If you're writing a web application with fine-grained access controls
> based on group membership, it might work better to have your software
> query which groups the user is in and determine if the user is authorized
> to view a particular page. This way you can better handle access denied
> cases instead of just displaying the login dialog box.
No - I am looking for a generic solution to put in front of
Apache-housed webapps. A variety of third-party apps. As such, I don't
intend anyone to have to rewrite them to make it work.
Actually, now that you've mentioned ntlm_auth's "require-membership"
option, it might be best/fastest to use something like mod_auth_mysql
and do a form-based login. That way you can get the advantages you
mention of more informative error pages/etc.
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