samba winbind + waffle: bringing SSO to humans

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Oct 27 15:36:38 MDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 08:08 -0400, dB. wrote:
> I am glad to hear that the Samba team is interested, now the big question is whether anyone on the Samba team is going to write some code ;)
> It would be nice if someone motivated and qualified could take a stab at implementing a waffle IWindowsAuthProvider (Java code that uses JNA for native access) and exposing the buffer-level functions in Samba's SSPI-level libraries.

Actually, that's why I listed the examples I did, because it shows that
asking the Samba team to write (and therefore maintain) code for other
projects has not worked very well at all.

That is, it is best if we stick to what we are good at, and instead have
a collaborative relationship with keen developers in the other
applications that wish to consume these capabilities. 

We do hope, in the unspecified future, to better abstract and expose the
SSPI-level functionality for our own use, and hope to then make that
sensibly available to other projects.  We may first target Wine, as we
have a shared team member between our two projects, and the needs there
are very clearly understood. 

I think that Waffle is a good idea, but I'm sorry if I created the
impression that being willing to support this effort implied that we
would be contributing Java code to your project. 


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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