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From "John M. Corro" <>
Subject Re: intranet authentication with win2k
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2001 19:56:42 GMT
I'm not as familiar w/ NT security either, but it sounds like (from a Java
programming standpoint) the getRemoteUser() method is your best bet.  If I
remember correctly, it returns the username *if* the user has logged in (in
this case through NT security) or null otherwise.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mangi, Rick" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 9:49 AM
Subject: intranet authentication with win2k

> Greetings tomcat users!
> This question is 1/2 tomcat 1/2 apache. I'm developing an intranet site.
> users logon with NT authentication onto our local network. The intranet is
> running tomcat/apache on solaris. I'm wondering if anyone has a solution
> authenticating these users on the intranet without them having to log onto
> separate system. I know there is an apache module for tying apache
> authentication to NT security (and I assume it's easy enough to pass this
> to tomcat). But we're thinking of moving to the win2k "native security"
> system which I know nothing about.
> has anyone tackled this before? Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Rick
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