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Authenticate user against MS active directory in Java

Bruce Jin
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I need to authenticate user against MS active directory in my servlet application. Has anyone done this? Can you point me to some resources?
Thanks!


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Ulf Dittmer
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I think AD supports LDAP, which can be used from Java via the JNDI API. Your servlet container may have provisions for doing that automatically for authenticating users, e.g. Tomcat has the JNDIRealm.

http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Javapedia/ActiveDirectory has a lot of information about using AD from Java.


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Bruce Jin
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Thanks for the link!
I will take a look.

 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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