[Samba] Automatic Integrated Windows Auth (IWA) in firefox & nautilus

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Jul 12 01:05:24 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 05:13:42PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> We fixed this in SuSE when I was working for Novell by the
> use of helpers in firefox that would invoke the ntlm_auth
> code for old IIS servers that only use NTLM instead of
> kerberos. Winbindd has to have a credential cache set up
> from login in order to create the NTLMSSP blobs for firefox.
> Note sure of the state of that code integrated into the
> firefox shipped by Ubuntu - I know it's in the openSuSE
> one.
> Nautilus could use the same code (although I believe that
> uses krb5 tickets by preference).
> You might want to raise this one with launchpad. I can
> help them integrate the same code that was done for
> SuSE is they haven't already done it.
> The argument to ntlm_auth is ""ntlmssp-client-1"

Ok, I just checked in the firefox3 source code and
the code to do this is included.

It's under :


I've started looking into the firefox binary
on Ubuntu 8.04 with strings, but can't find
the embedded string "ntlm_auth", which would need
to be there in order for this support to be
compiled in.

The place it should be is :


which contains the nsAuthGSSAPI strings,
but not nsAuthSambaNTLM strings. Looks like
someone deliberately didn't compile that into
the Ubuntu version.

Why would anyone do that ? Dumb, dumb, dumb..


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