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From "Carsten Wiedmann" <>
Subject Re: Integrated Authentication
Date Wed, 12 Apr 2006 23:09:20 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. schrieb:

> Sergio Stateri wrote:
> >
> >    Is there any way to do Apache HTTP Server recognize the users of 
> > Operation System and put it in a System Variable, like IIS with 
> > Integrated Authentication ? (IIS put Windows logged User in the 
> > REMOTE_USER cgi variable).
> For Windows this is correct, you can use IE with NTLM/mod_auth_sspi.
> But for non-Windows or non-IE clients - the answer is no, that's not
> something that the web browser will typically divulge.

That's not complete correct. It gives still more browser than the IE, which 
supports NTLM on Windows. For example Firefox. And Firefox can handle 
automatic ntlm authentification too.
On a *nix server you can use mod_ntlm(2) to handle NTLM.So the only need is 
the right Windows client. Other clients can fallback to auth basic and must 
provide the credentials manually (or with kerberos).Regards,Carsten 

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