Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Howto use Active Directory for authentication?
Author Mark Rotteveel
On Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:56:02 -0000, "ainpoissee" <ainpoissee@...>
> --- In, Thomas Steinmaurer <ts@...>
>> > First, do I understand it right that in order to use AD the Firebird
>> > server must be installed onto the domain controller server? Or is it
>> > possible to use Linux as a DB server and still use AD for user
>> > authorization? Or some other win server than the DC server?
>> Linux is out of question here. Windows Authentication works only when
>> connecting to a Firebird server running on Windows.
> Do you know is there already feature request on this in the tracker? I
> mean the ability to use Linux as a DB server but forward authentication
> AD.
> If there isn't I should probably add it...

Even under Windows - AFAIK - it doesn't actually verify against the Active
Directory. As far as I understand, it simply takes the user identification
provided by the computer on face value and does no further authentication!