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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: Authority Connection
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:30:52 GMT
Some answers, but no solutions.

(1) The Active Directory authority was tested against various
incarnations of Windows 2003 Server.  I have not researched whether
Windows2008R2 still supports the same authentication protocols.  But I
do know that Windows 2003 Server did work.  Unfortunately, I no longer
have a Windows 2003 Server setup available to me at this time, so I
will not be able to confirm this today.

(2) Windows is highly configurable.  If it is possible that your
domain controllers have been modified to restrict the protocols that
they accept, then it is possible that the Active Directory authority
might not work properly for that reason.  But if your Windows 2003
Server is "out of the box" that's an unlikely explanation.

(3) If you are concerned about encoding issues (and I would be, given
that your passwords have @'s in them), I would try to confirm that is
the problem by providing credentials that do not have potential
problems of this kind.  Try creating an AD user with very
straightforward credentials and see if you get to "Connection working"
that way.  If you do, we'll have to figure out what encoding is needed
and where it should be done.  The authority connector uses the
standard Sun library for LDAP communication, so I would think this
would not be a problem.

(4) In ManifoldCF In Action, I do not presume the user has access to
anything that's not open-source.  So of course I don't actually point
the Active Directory authority at a real domain controller.  But if
you do not get "Connection working" back in the Crawler UI, the
authority will not work to find real user tokens, that is certain.

(5) The security modes I selected were based on what I read online and
tested in my environment at the time.  You are welcome to experiment
to see if you can find security protocols that work for you; I would
be interested to hear if you find something that works in your


On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 5:00 AM, Shinichiro Abe
<> wrote:
> Hello.
> I want to connect  the repository server through Windows Active Directory,
> but Registering Authority Connection was not working.
> Please tell me if you know something.
> 1) AuthorityConnection error occurs when registering.
> Connection status was not "Connection Working".
> At Crawler UI,I specify domain controllers --Windows2008R2 (VM), and save button.
> Connection status:
> Threw exception: 'Authentication problem authenticating admin user' ':
[LDAP: error code 49 - 8009030C: LdapErr: DSID-0C0904D0, comment: AcceptSecurityContext error,
data 52e, v1db0]'
> "data 52e" is likely to be invalid credentials error.
> Next, At Crawler UI,I specify domain controllers --Windows2003 (VM), and save button.
> Connection status:
> Threw exception: 'Authentication problem authenticating admin user' ':
[LDAP: error code 49 - 8009030C: LdapErr: DSID-0C09043E, comment: AcceptSecurityContext error,
data 0, vece]'
> The result code seems to be different (data 52e/data 0) by OS.
> 2) My environment. I set the same configuration for both OS.
> Domain Controller: User: Password: P@ssw0rd
> In Active Directory, Domain is "".
> "Admin"(username) belongs to the Administrators group,and "user1" belongs to the Users
> And I prepared the repository server (WindowsXP).This server belongs to "".
> On the repository server, Admin and user1 can allow to access shared folders.
> 3)I tried to test for connection.
> The user tried the following pattern. But the connection failed.
> \ \ Admin
>  3.mcf \ Admin
> Password tried the following pattern. But the connection failed.
>  1.P@ssw0rd
>  2.P@ssw0rd convert by the URL encoding. P%40ssw0rd
>  3.MD5-s "P@ssw0rd" convert to set the hash value.
> Please tell me how to correct registration.
> (By the way, even in ManifoldCFinAction, on screen image it failed to connect.)
> 4) I checked the Security Event Log of Windows.
> Event Log said that the user failed to login (unspecified).
> On the other hand, When I  use LDAPSEARCH(free software tool), I successfully login.
> Comparing between LDAPSEARCH and MCF, authentication process / package seems to be different.
> In Event Log, MCF(login failed) process / package is "WDIGEST" / "Wdigest".
> LDAPSEARCH(can login) process  / packages is "Advapi" / "Negotiate".
> ActiveDirectoryAuthority.getSession ()  set Context.SECURITY_AUTHENTICATION.
> the SECURITY_AUTHENTICATION defines not "simple" but "DIGEST-MD5 GSSAPI".
> Does it have any reason? I guess there are any problems in this area.
> I think it is a difficult problem, but I want to determine whether by my environment
or by MCF.
> Please tell me if you have any ideas,  points to be checked.
> Thank you.
> Regards,
> Shinichiro Abe

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