That's what I'm doing. Since we require IE 5.0 + on our workstations I can get away with Integrated Authentication only. If you want to support Netscape you'll have to allow Basic Authentication (which is not very secure but fine on an intranet). With that enabled the Win2k workstation will pass its credentials to the intranet application automatically. I have several functions written that based on the $AUTH_USER variable retrieves all kind of AD information on the user. I cache that to keep things running quickly. I have a global.inc include file for each module in which is configured the group membership (if any) required for access. I superimpose that on a simple native security scheme based on $AUTH_USER and an access level integer, and voila! The native security really only manages the special case users like administrators and such keeping the maintenance to a minimum. The users are quite happy, no user and password screens but it's still secure. Even when accessed through the internet (vs. intranet) it works normally except users do have to enter their credentials first. My only challenge now is keeping our Mac users working right. IE on the Mac didn't work for this until the versions for OSX and versions of IE for Mac are very inconsistent & bug ridden.
<>< Ryan -----Original Message----- From: aiQa [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 11:58 PM To: Ryan Jameson (USA) Subject: PHP, using System account Hi, Our company also uses active directory and domain system on Win2000 network. Can i use windows authentication with PHP? I think the answer is yes. So how can i do it? Is there a documentation you can send or can you send an url? Thanks, Ozgur AKAN -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php