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From Martijn v Groningen <>
Subject Re: Sharepoint connector question
Date Sun, 12 Sep 2010 18:30:28 GMT
To authenticate with Share point I had to include the domain as well.
Also the ui reported an error if I didn't specify the username in a
domain / username format. Maybe this http client issue was just
particular with the Sharepoint / Domain Controller installation I was
working with. I also couldn't find the source of afc version of http
client. Is it hosted in another source repository?

I still don't understand why for the documents I crawled, I didn't
have any metadata associated with it. In the job configuration I was
able to choose which metadata I wanted to include. You have an idea
what might be the cause of this?



On 12 September 2010 18:40, Karl Wright <> wrote:
> Hi Martijn,
> The ACF version of httpclient has support for NTLMv1, NTLMv2, and NTLM2
> protocols.  The standard client does not.
> What this means practically for you depends on how the Windows domain
> controller you are working with is configured.  You cannot use the
> off-the-shelf httpclient and still authenticate if the domain controller is
> configured to not allow LM connections, which is what Microsoft recommends
> people do.
> Since the ACF version of httpclient will always try to connect using NTLMv2,
> this means that you must be more rigorous about setting up your client
> machine.  First, it must have a name, and it must have a machine account in
> the domain.  Second, NTLMv2 is much more picky about how you specify user
> and domain.  The end user documentation provides details that may be helpful
> to you in this regard.
> Thanks,
> Karl
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 5:00 AM, Martijn v Groningen
> <> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I've configured the Sharepoint connector (to connect to sharepoint
>> 3.0), Solr connector and a job that adds documents into Solr. The only
>> thing that I'm missing is the meta data from Sharepoint. Per document
>> I need to know which users can access it. In the metadata tab on the
>> job page I've configured the metadata to be included, but this doesn't
>> end up in my Solr index. Does anybody know what I should do to also
>> have the metadata in my index?
>> I also had another issue with the Sharepoint connector which I managed
>> to solve. But I'm curious to know if someone else encountered a
>> similar issue.
>> When I was setting up the sharepoint connecter I always got a 401
>> message on the connectors page as status. I was sure I entered the
>> correct credentials. After some debugging I noticed that the NLTM data
>> that was send to Solr was different then when I did a http post with
>> Firefox poster plugin to a Sharepoint webservice url (I check this
>> with Wireshark). After writing a little test case with httpclient used
>> in afc, I got the same 401 error. I then ran the test with a clean
>> http client (version 3.1), that ran as expected. I got a response code
>> 200 back with a soap response. I then used this version of http client
>> (with some class filesfrom the afc provided jar that were missing is
>> the plain jar file) and the connector worked as expected as I was able
>> to index documents. Did someone else have this particular issue? I
>> noticed that acf is using httpclient 3.1 (from the manifest file), but
>> I'm curious to know why http client was modified.
>> BTW I've been using the latest trunk version (I did a checkout last
>> tuesday). I'm also new to Sharepoint
>> Cheers,
>> Martijn

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