Samba, Apache, & NT

Dirk De Wachter Dirk.DeWachter at
Mon Jun 26 11:40:56 GMT 2000

> Date:   Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:29:35 -0400
> From:   Ben Meyer <Ben_Meyer at>
> Subject: Samba, Apache, & NT
> I am in need of authenticating a webpage hosted by Apache to an NT domain.
> Apache is on a linux system running Samba 2.0.6. Is there anything that
> allows Apache to communicate with Samba for authentication purposes?
> Ben

        There are two methods: 
        1. look in the CPAN archives for SMB-authentication for Apache 
        (Apache-AuthenSmb-0.60). This is a mod_perl module. You also need the 
        mod_perl module and the Authen-Smb perl module to operate it.
        2. also in CPAN: mod_ntlm: a Apache module for automatic 
        authentication from IE. I haven't tried this one and I'm not sure how 
        it works. It looks like it needs to have a special (security) setting 
        in IE to make it work. 
        This module can only authenticate with the supplied Windows name & 
        password and by a given name & password as in method 1.
        Best regards,

Dirk De Wachter, MScEE, MScBME, PhD      mailto:Dirk.DeWachter at
postdoctoral fellow, systems administrator
Hydraulics Laboratory, Ibitech, University of Gent  voice:+32 9 264 3281
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