How do people do Apache Active-Dir authentication?

Deryck Hodge deryck at
Sun Jul 9 01:16:49 GMT 2006

Hi, Jason.

On 7/8/06, Jason Haar <Jason.Haar at> wrote:
> 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.

I do Active Directory auth via Apache with mod_ntlm_winbind.  I have
this working fine in production for a private staff directory with
Apache 1.3.  I also have a couple third-party web apps behind this.  I
use the following config:

<Directory "/home/httpd/html/staff">
        AuthName "NTLM Auth"
        NTLMAuth on
        NTLMAuthHelper "/usr/bin/ntlm_auth
        NTLMBasicAuthoritative on
        AuthType NTLM
        require  valid-user

I haven't tried the updated mod_ntlm_winbind with Apache2.  I have to
upgrade Monday, so I'll let you know how it goes. :-)


Deryck Hodge          
Samba Team                  
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