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From Jeff <>
Subject Re: very basic question about apache and tomcat
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:38:33 GMT
I have a related question since we recently implemented authentication to
AD via LDAP in our Tomcat WebApp but it currently prompts the user for
every new session, even if they are hitting the site from their windows
workstation that is already authenticated to the domain.

Is there a way to do it that detects the user's current AD session and
eliminates the need to prompt them, preferably browser (Chrome/FF/IE)
independent?  If so, it would be great!

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Christopher Schultz <> wrote:

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> Jen,
> On 9/19/12 5:52 PM, Mead, Jen L wrote:
> > That was very insightful.  All the documentation that I am looking
> > into specifies apache as the application.  Maybe, just maybe the
> > server.xml file will contain what I need to move forward.  The lack
> > of documentation for what I am trying to do is frustrating.  I am
> > not even sure I can do it without loading apache with or instead of
> > tomcat.  Thanks for the info.
> Can you describe what you need to accomplish without specifically
> referring to Apache httpd or Apache Tomcat?
> Something like:
> "We have a Java web application that needs to authentication against
> Microsoft AD server, and there are no other moving parts required
> unless we need them to support this configuration."
> The reason that I ask is that Tomcat (with some special support
> libraries and configuration) can authenticate directly against
> Microsoft AD and Apache httpd isn't necessary at all. If you /require/
> Apache httpd to perform the authentication, then we can tell you how
> to do that, too.
> - -chris
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