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From "Nutter, Ronald" <>
Subject RE: Question about Windows Auth howto
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:26:05 GMT
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From: Mark Thomas [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 11:46 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Question about Windows Auth howto

On 12/11/2014 16:50, Nutter, Ronald wrote:
> I am looking at implementing AD authentication for Tomcat.  Being new
> to Tomcat, I am trying to check the information before setting this
> up. The how to shows one part being done on the AD Domain controller
> and the other being done on the tomcat server.  This seems to infer
> that I would also need to install tomcat on the domain controller to
> perform the needed steps on the DC.

What makes you think that?

RN> Since the Domain Controller is specifically called out by role

> I would prefer not to do that
> unless there is no other choice.  Since the server that tomcat is
> running on is a member server in the domain, can I do the steps in
> the howto on the tomcat member server instead ?

You can try it but it has only been tested with running those commands
on the domain controller. They might work on a server that is a domain


RN> Will try it on the server running tomcat which is a member of the domain.  
Just wanted to check to be on the safe side.  I try not to install anything on the domain
controllers, just to be on the safe side.


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