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From "Mead, Jen L" <Mead....@con-way.com>
Subject RE: very basic question about apache and tomcat
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:46:54 GMT
Thanks.  I am in the process of testing.  The earlier answer from Chris suggested that I might
need some additional modules / libraries.  I am following it step by step and I do see the
unix part.

I have sent my windows domain people a request to create a Kerberos key and an account I can
test with.  However, they provided one on a box I did not have root on and it was way too
frustrating trying to get unix admin in India to understand what to do.  I now have a sandbox
environment with root and am trying different things, it has not worked so far.

Have you tried using this documentation?  If not then please don't comment on how easy it
is and straight forward.  I am doing my best and have been in computing, unix in particular,
for over 30yrs.

Regards,
Jen

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Thomas [mailto:markt@apache.org] 
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:09 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: very basic question about apache and tomcat



"Mead, Jen L" <Mead.Jen@con-way.com> wrote:

>Yes, I did not find that useful.  It is very vague to say the least.

You are the one being vague. You are not being very forthcoming. That page provides detailed,
step-by-step configuration instructions. As I said, the page assumes Tomcat is running on
a Windows machine but that may be necessary for Windows authentication to work. I haven't
tested it and performing that testing is at the end of a long to do list. There is nothing
stopping you from testing this.
 
>If I am missing something please let me know.  I want to use Built-in 
>Tomcat support.

You appear to have missed the section entitled "built-in Tomcat support" which is an exact
match for what you are looking for.

Mark


>
>Jen
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Thomas [mailto:markt@apache.org]
>Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:20 AM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: RE: very basic question about apache and tomcat
>
>"Mead, Jen L" <Mead.Jen@con-way.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi Chris,
>>
>>I met you at a PERL conference years and years ago along with a bunch 
>>of other people you met.  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.  I am hoping this can be accomplished 
>>without creating unix accounts.  The permissions for it, page access
>or
>>run the tool would reside in the tomcat configuration side, but all 
>>authentification would be from the windows side.  If you can tell me 
>>how to do that I would be pretty happy.  I cannot find documentation
>on
>>how to do it
>
>Did you find this?
>
>http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/windows-auth-howto.html
>
>I haven't tested this when Tomcat is on a non-Windows platform. It is 
>certainly possible for this to work although whether any other pieces 
>(such as samba) are required and what their configuration might be I 
>don't know. OTOH, it might just work.
>
>I'll add looking at this to my to do list but it is a long list...
>
>Mark
>
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