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Re^2: Obtaining Windows username from an intranet ActiveState Perl script

by saa (Initiate)
on Feb 06, 2013 at 23:31 UTC ( #1017528=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Obtaining Windows username from an intranet ActiveState Perl script
in thread Obtaining Windows username from an intranet ActiveState Perl script

Is Basic Apache authentication able to automatically get the person's Windows username without prompting them?


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Re^3: Obtaining Windows username from an intranet ActiveState Perl script
by Plankton (Priest) on Feb 07, 2013 at 00:23 UTC
    Its like any other authentication scheme, the user supplies the username and a password. Or does Apache2::AuthenNTLM somehow read the mind of the person on the other end of the network and determine their window's username? Not even windows can get a person username until they type it in to the login screen. Maybe what you are looking for is a single sign on solution. If so why didn't ask about that? I have used products from Quest http://www.quest.com/identity-management/ that handle Apache authentication with Window credentials but its not free or opensource.

      Because the users are on intranet and it's a Microsoft IT environment, their browser automatically identifies who they are (I believe using NTLM authentication).

      Using ASP, the variable is HttpContext.Current.User

      The original post that I linked to also describes this scenario (where the intranet user never has to supply their username/password to the site, but the site can still obtain it).

        So, you're running this "perl script" under what environment? Have you looked inside %ENV?

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