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From K Fung <kfung4...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Specifying the correct SPN via WinHttpClients in HttpClient 4.4
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:56:47 GMT
Hi Malcolm,

If you take a look at the default WinHttpClient[1], specifically the
createBuilder() function, you'll see that null is always being
provided as the principle name. I was hoping there would be a way to
automatically inject HTTP/<hostname>. I planned to examine how this
could be made possible :-)

Currently, in our own code code, we are creating an specific client
with a specific auth scheme and specifically filling in the correct
SPN for the request.


[1] https://fisheye6.atlassian.com/browse/httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/httpclient-win/src/main/java/org/apache/http/impl/client/WinHttpClients.java?r=1602401

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Malcolm Smith
<malcolm_smith@standardlife.com> wrote:
> Hi Ka-Lok,
> I¹m wondering what you expect the out of the box behaviour to be here? The
> service principal needs to be specified by the client, so there is no
> valid default.
> I submitted the original patch to enable the SPN to be specified, and
> wrote the SO response you linked to. Are you just looking to provide a
> simpler way of injecting the SPN into the WindowsNegotiateSchemeFactory?
> Admittedly it is slightly clunky having to construct an anonymous class,
> but I couldn¹t find a simpler way of injecting the SPN into the
> WindowsNegotiateSchemeFactory.
> Regards,
> Malcolm.
> On 13/08/2014 22:14, "K Fung" <kfung4cxf@gmail.com> wrote:
>>If we use WinHttpClients as, HTTP Negotiate authentication won't work
>>because the ticket being generated always uses 'null' service
>>principle name (SPN). Can this be filed as a bug?
>>According to the informational RFC 4559
>>(http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4559.txt), the service principle
>>name (SPN) should be in the following form: HTTP/hostname.
>>Of course, we can work around it ourselves if we did something similar
>>to http://stackoverflow.com/a/22865583 but it would be great if the
>>sample code works out of the box :-)
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