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Posted on 2003-03-11
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Hi
I need to retrieve an ADS attribute for the currently
logged on user from an asp page, to authenticate who they are.

Using
Set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
strUserDN = objSysInfo.UserName
strADsPath = "LDAP://" & strUserDN
Set objADs = GetObject(strADsPath)
x = objADS.<attribute>

Returns the attribute of the anonymous internet account,
but I need to return the attribute of the ADS
authenticated user when the site is accessed via the
Intranet.
Thought it would be simple, but cannot find any info on
how to do this.
Creating a dll also returns the anonymous internet account attributes, as it also is generated from the same calling thread as the asp code.

Thanks in advance
VicOm
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by:pjknibbs
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As far as I know you can get the username of the currently authenticated user (assuming you've set your Intranet to require authentication) by simply retrieving the server variable LOGON_USER (e.g. Request.ServerVariables("LOGON_USER")). Assuming you've disabled Anonymous access to the Intranet then the user should already be authenticated by the time this code is called, so that should be all you need to do.
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by:VicOm
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Unfortunately I still need to allow anonymous access which prevents me using this method.
The idea is to log an authenticated (via ADS) intranet user directly into the site, without them having to input a username/password, but force all other (anonymous) users to login through a standard web form log-in page.
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I think the problem there is that IIS will just automatically pipe everyone through the anonymous account and therefore won't bother authenticating your Intranet users, which is why your method is returning the account name for the anonymous user.

All I can suggest is that you put a different entry page on the site for your authenticated Intranet users, and get the username into a session variable or something in that page.
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by:VicOm
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I have created an exe that the users will run that extracts the authenticated user info from ADS, encrypts it and then launches the browser, passing this data along with it.
Thanks for the help.
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