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From Velpi <>
Subject Re: JNDI Realm and Active Directory root search
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2006 10:44:27 GMT
> I'm trying to get a JNDI Realm working as one might expect with Active
> Directory.
> Tomcat 5.5.20
> Java 1.5.06
> Windows 2000 Server
> The basic issue is that searching from a domain root "dc=company,dc=com" and
> using userSubtree="true" results in:
> Oct 31, 2006 3:18:20 PM org.apache.catalina.realm.JNDIRealm authenticate
> SEVERE: Exception performing authentication
> javax.naming.PartialResultException: Unprocessed Continuation Reference(s);
> remaining name 'dc=company,dc=com'
> If I use a more specific search base of "ou=Employees,dc=company,dc=com" and
> then the userSubtree is irrelevant, it works fine.
> Problem is our AD structure demands that users be in two different OU's and
> thus the search must be done from the root. I understand that AD does not
> handle referrals as expected and that could be contributing.

In this case I suggest adjusting the local hosts file to fool DNS 
(c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts). Find out the wrong DNS name in 
the referral and point that name to your real AD.

-- Velpi

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