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Automatic IIS authentication

We currently have CallManager 3.1 installed on an Avvid box (running IIS 5.0). We also have our main application running on a Solaris Box (running Apache 1.3.12). Our users currently access our main website using a username/password, and are not permitted to access the Avvid. We don't want them to have direct access to the Avvid (i.e. to be able to type in the url in their browser and be prompted for the username/password) - instead we want them to click on a link on our main website, and for them to be automatically authenticated. Is their some way to configure IIS to accept any connections that are made from our main server without prompting for configuration. Alternatively if anyone knows of how to configure Apache to send the correct authorization http header along with the request for the CallManger page I'd be grateful.

Thank you in advance,

Matthew Burgess

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Re: Automatic IIS authentication

Matthew,

1. You could do is use the ProxyPass directive in Apache (see the apache docs).

2. You could have the link on your Apache server page read like this: http://username:password@YOURCALLMANAGER/CCMAdmin/

3. Use a combination of the two options, put something like this in your VirtualHost section:

ProxyPass /CCMAdmin/ http://username:password@CALLMANAGER/CCMAdmin/

Then just print the link as http://YOURVIRTUALHOST/CCMAdmin/

You'll want to be sure Apache is configured to do authentication on the proxied URL.

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Re: Automatic IIS authentication

Well, I've got as far as getting the ProxyPass directive working (i.e. it redirects me to the Avvid box) - but the username/password prompt is still being shown. So how can I get Apache to handle the authentication on the proxied URL? Sorry for asking again, but my knowledge in this area is very limited.

Thanks again,

Matt

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Re: Automatic IIS authentication

i dont know if i understand your situation exactly but in some cases this can be done on a browser level with IE. For example with IE6 under internet options>security>custom level towards the bottom you can select automatic logon with current username and password. So provided that i am logged on to the machine with the same username and password IIS is looking for i go right in. I do not have access to an older version to confirm this is available with 5 and 5.5.

sorry if this doesnt help

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