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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: very basic question about apache and tomcat
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:50:28 GMT
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Jen,

On 9/20/12 11:19 AM, Mead, Jen L wrote:
> I met you at a PERL conference years and years ago along with a
> bunch of other people you met.

Unlikely... I've never been to a Perl conference.

[OT NB: I've found out that I'm not the only Christopher Schultz in
the world -- even in my own local region. I got pulled-over for
speeding one time and was told that my license had been suspended
*and* revoked (I'm not sure how that's different than just being
revoked, but what the hey). Anyhow, turns out that the state I was
living in used soundex codes for driver's license numbers and another
(apparently evil) Christopher Schultz and I had license numbers
differing only by one digit, so the cop had it all wrong. Fun ride.]

> Anyways.  Exactly what I am trying to do is allow folks to use
> their web browser (I would like to stick with tomcat 7.0.27 on aix
> 6.1) from their windows workstation and authenticate against the
> windows domain.

Ok.

> I am hoping this can be accomplished without creating unix
> accounts.

Mirroring AD in UNIX would be foolish. It wouldn't get you anywhere,
anyway, since Tomcat doesn't have a module to authenticate against the
local UNIX environment, anyway.

> The permissions for it, page access or run the tool would reside in
> the tomcat configuration side, but all authentication would be from
> the windows side.

So you want your clients to provide Kerberos tokens to Tomcat? Have
you arranged for that kind of thing?

- -chris
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