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Authenticating LDAP users without their input - doable?

jack catler

Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 26
I have a critical 'challenge'....

It is possible to authenicate on Tomcat using LDAP (Active Directory) (using MS IE browser), but, 'without' the user inputing their username and password - that is, use the cached credentials from user when they logged into the system.

I have seen some applications that do this but no idea how.

- Is this at all doable ?
- Do I need a plugin module (or something)?
- Does IE need to be configured to do this?

I am using Tomcat 5.5.9 , Java 1.5, IE 6, Windows XP,

Really appreciate a Guru's (or two) opinion/pointer on this one.
[ January 18, 2006: Message edited by: jack catler ]
Pavan Tummala
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Joined: Dec 25, 2004
Posts: 74
hey jack,
I am not a guru but here is my 2 cents.
I have implemented this kind of user authentication in a project, the user does not have to enter the credentials, The company I work for uses TAM (Tivoli Access Manager), so when a user tries to access an application page, the base action gets the user credentials from the request headers.
So all I had to do was look in the request header for authenticating, TAM automatically inserts the user creds in the req headers.. hope it helps.,.

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