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From Tim Funk <funk...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JNDI Authentication
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:49:33 GMT
http://java.sun.com/products/jndi/tutorial/ldap/security/auth.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/realm-howto.html#JNDIRealm

authentication	

A string specifying the type of authentication to use. "none", "simple", 
"strong" or a provider specific definition can be used. If no value is 
given the providers default is used.

By default - authentication is null so the code is not called.

-Tim

Geofrey Rainey wrote:
> Im sorry, I don't understand your response.
> 
> I'm writing a Login Module to auth against an active directory server
> and know the authentication type is specified by:
> 
> Context.SECURITY_AUTHENTICATION
> 
> (Which can be something like "simple", for clear text, or SASL, etc)
> 
> Presumably the JNDIRealm sets this variable and I'm wondering what it
> is. In the Tomcat source code, I can see the following (JNDIRealm.java),
> but don't know what the "authentication" is defined as?
> 
> if (authentication != null)
>             env.put(Context.SECURITY_AUTHENTICATION, authentication);
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Funk [mailto:funkman@apache.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 4 August 2009 11:55 p.m.
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: JNDI Authentication
> 
> JNDIRealm is based on communicating to an LDAP server. (Which is one way
> 
> AD can communicate)
> 
> -Tim
> 
> Geofrey Rainey wrote:
>> Does anyone know what type of authentication Tomcat uses by default to
>> authenticate to an AD server using the JNDIRealm?
>>
>>  
>>
>> (I haven't specified any particular authentication type on either the
>> server (AD), or the client (Tomcat 6.0), it's working fine but I'm
>> wondering
>>
>> If it's using SASL).
>>  
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