Documentation on External Authenication

Can someone point me to documentation on the nuts and bolts of External Authenication?

I see code in RT3 that supports this and it apears it has the capability of automatically
adding users based upon External Authenication. What types of External Authenication are
supported.

Has anyone been successful in adding NT Authenicatio hooks into RT3? Our Corporation is
BIG in using NT Authenication for just about everything.

-Paul McFerrin

Paul McFerrin wrote:

Has anyone been successful in adding NT Authenicatio hooks into RT3?
Our Corporation is BIG in using NT Authenication for just about
everything.

Another good reference, particularly if you are running RT under mod_perl.

http://search.cpan.org/~speeves/Apache-AuthenNTLM-2.07/AuthenNTLM.pm

Adam Clarke
Strategic Data Pty Ltd

Paul McFerrin wrote:

Can someone point me to documentation on the nuts and bolts of External
Authenication?

I see code in RT3 that supports this and it apears it has the capability
of automatically adding users based upon External Authenication. What
types of External Authenication are supported.

Has anyone been successful in adding NT Authenicatio hooks into RT3?
Our Corporation is BIG in using NT Authenication for just about
everything.

External Auth delegates the authentication to the webserver (Apache).
There are oodles of ways to set up Auth on Apache, however for your
purpose this looks like the shot.

http://modntlm.sourceforge.net/

Adam Clarke
Strategic Data Pty Ltd

Can someone point me to documentation on the nuts and bolts of
External Authenication?

I’m certain the docs cover this, but I’m not going groveling for
pointers. you may be looking for something deeper than is really
there.

The stock RT support for external auth, is just to trust what apache
sets REMOTE_USER to. additionally there are some functions to
canonicalize that string (to strip domain names, or map, or whatever)
and functions to auto create users by looking up their info
externally.

I see code in RT3 that supports this and it apears it has the
capability of automatically adding users based upon External
Authenication. What types of External Authenication are supported.

Anything you can do in apache. Which is pretty much anything.

seph