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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject Re: Finding user name without authentication
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:38:06 GMT
Vibhor Kumar Agarwal wrote:
> Thanks for the replies,
> Forgot to mention the page can be run from Windows or Unix. In fact any OS.
> 
> Not a well versed person with web server & NIS.
> Suggestions given above seem to be applicable for Windows only or will work
> for any OS?

Except for the code which Joseph sent earlier, the other stuff you have been pointed to 
will work under any OS under which Tomcat is running.
But for NTLM (or SPNEGO or WIA or whatever other names are given to Windows-style 
authentication) they generally require that the Tomcat server itself, be inside the same 
network as the users' workstations; and also that the Tomcat server has network access to

a Windows Domain Controller.
That is usually the case when you are considering this type of authentication. But for 
example it will not work if the workstations are inside a company's network, and the 
Tomcat server is outside the intranet, on the WWW for instance.


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