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From "Gerald Richter" <rich...@ecos.de>
Subject ANNOUNCE: Apache::AuthenNTLM
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2002 05:29:37 GMT
The URL

    ftp://ftp.dev.ecos.de/pub/perl/ntlm/Apache-AuthenNTLM-0.11.tar.gz

has entered CPAN as

  file: $CPAN/authors/id/G/GR/GRICHTER/Apache-AuthenNTLM-0.11.tar.gz
  size: 50288 bytes
   md5: fa69872fe0a643de4a02921b9d4715be


The purpose of this module is to perform a user authentication via
Mircosofts
NTLM protocol. This protocol is supported by all versions of the Internet
Explorer and is mainly usefull for intranets. Depending on your preferences
setting IE will supply your windows logon credentials to the web server
when the server asks for NTLM authentication. This saves the user to type in
his/her password again.

A lot of ideas and information are taken from the similar Apache module
mod_ntlm,
which can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/modntlm/

The main advantage of the Perl implementaion is, that it can be easily
extented
to verfiy the user/password against other sources than a windows domain
controller.
The default implementaion is to go to the domain controller for the given
domain
and verify the user. If you want to verify the user against another source,
you
can inherit from Apache::AuthenNTLM and override it's methods.

To support users that aren't using Internet Explorer, Apache::AuthenNTLM can
also perform basic authentication depending on it's configuration.

Enjoy

Gerald

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Internetconnect * Webserver/-design/-datenbanken * Consulting

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