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From Nilesh Govindarajan <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SQL Server authentication
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:41:25 GMT
On 01/11/2011 09:13 PM, Hendrik Schmieder wrote:
> Mark H. Wood schrieb:
>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 06:06:16PM +0530, Nilesh Govindarajan wrote:
>>> On 01/11/2011 04:18 PM, Paolo DiCanio wrote:
>>>> The example on that page is for MySql. Unfortunately when using SQL 
>>>> Server,
>>>> the configuration is more complicated, because you can't simply 
>>>> configure
>>>>       DBDriver mssql
>>>> You have to use something called FreeTDS instead. If someone has 
>>>> actually
>>>> got SQL Server authentication up and running, I'd really appreciate 
>>>> it if
>>>> the could send me the steps, or just post their httpd.conf.
>>>> Also, any information about how to configure multiple 
>>>> authentication methods
>>>> (passwd file and database), would be very helpful. If someone can 
>>>> confirm
>>>> whether or not this is even possible, please let me know.
>>> APR (mod_dbd, mod_authn_dbd) supports ODBC (provided, 
>>> or
>>> apr_dbd_odbc.dll exists in the system), which is independent of 
>>> FreeTDS.
>>> MSSQL doesn't support ODBC?
>> It does, but my understanding is that ODBC drivers for MSSQL implement
>> ODBC APIs using the TDS protocol.  ODBC is just a common API to talk
>> to various specific drivers, which use various protocols to talk to
>> their proper backends.  According to FreeTDS
>> includes an ODBC library, so you'd probably just need to install it,
>> describe it to your driver manager, and tell HTTPD to use it.
> It depends on which oS Apache is used.
> For Windows there's an MS-SQL ODBC driver, but for Linux you must use 
> FreeTDS.
It doesn't support unixODBC?
[sorry for hijacking]

Nilesh Govindarajan
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