WIA support for servers

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I am looking at load balancing some sharepoint servers and so far, they have WIA (windows

INtegrated Authentication) enabled to give appropriate access to content based on the username.  I would like to

do the same to at least be part of the probing for the servers, but so far, I am not successfull.

Is there a way to either make the probe present what the site wants or a patch of some sort that would simulate the same behavior or a login to the site itself.

For now, it is only share point sites, but would like to cover as much as possible any site that would exploit WIA, if possible.


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Juan Porras Rojas Mon, 04/26/2010 - 10:02

Hi Bruno,

Unfortunately when you define user/passwd credentials on ACE HTTP probes you can only use basic authentication; no other authentication protocol (NTLM, Kerberos, etc) is supported.

ACE-4710B/Admin(config-probe-http)# credentials  

You could define a expect status of 401 to make the probe to succeed but this is not a feasible solution tough.

Hope this helps
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mikik Thu, 05/27/2010 - 03:04


Is the following still true for the latest versions of ACE ?

"ACE doesn't support NTLM authentication".  I am  especially interested with conjunction to probes ?



Juan Porras Rojas Thu, 05/27/2010 - 09:42

Hi Mickey,

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Sorry to break the bad news but it is still true.

As the best of my knowledge uur DEV team is currently evaluating to add NTLM/Kerberos authentication for ACE probing but no real date has been given.


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