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Can I use NT authentification for a script running on a Linux server?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Feb 22, 2001 at 16:52 UTC
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I have a single Linux server (housing a Perl-based Intranet, of course) living on an NT-dominated network. All users are already NT authenicated. Is there a way to either (1) access the username from this authentication or (2) re-authenticate with the NT server so that I can control access to directories without having to assign a new password to all the users?

Answer: Can I use NT authentification for a script running on a Linux server?
contributed by ybiC

If implementing Kerberos, as offered by good monk ChOas, isn't an option in your environment, here's a pair of modules that together might scratch your itch.   I found them using http://kobesearch.cpan.org/ with query of "authenticate".

  • Apache::AuthenSMB   This perl module is designed to work with mod_perl and the Authen::Smb module by Patrick Michael Kane
  • Authen-SMB   Perl extension to authenticate against an SMB server
    cheers,
    ybiC
Answer: Can I use NT authentification for a script running on a Linux server?
contributed by ChOas

This is a short answer, but I'm into Unix, not NT
I would advice you to look into Kerberos (start on google)

Kerberos is capable of doing cross NT/Unix authentication

GreetZ!,


    ChOas

Answer: Can I use NT authentification for a script running on a Linux server?
contributed by davemabe

I looked into this a couple weeks ago, and as I see it here are your options.
1. Use mod_ntlm in apache. This handles the automatic passthrough NTLM authentication that IE performs.

2. In a Win2K AD environment, Kerberos can be used. Check out the Kerberos Authentication apache module.
I am choosing option 2, but we haven't deployed Win2K yet. As soon as we do, that will be my solutions.

After re-reading your question, I realize that I assume you are using Apache on Linux.

Dave

Answer: Can I use NT authentification for a script running on a Linux server?
contributed by Schuk

I also found a nice little solution. In fact it only gives you the nt login name of the client box. You need the IpInfo module which I found in the sources of NBTscan. http://www.inetcat.org/software/nbtscan.html

use IpInfo; ... my $info = new IpInfo($cur_ipaddr); print $info->nbUserName();
The module reads out the netbios.
Schuk

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