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Getting NT Login - revisited...

Posted on 2004-08-03
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I know this question has seen some action in the past... but I am having issues.

I would like to get the NT LOGIN from REMOTE_USER, AUTH_USER, or WindowsIdentity.

I use this simple test code to check what Request Vars are available:

<TABLE border="1">
<TR>
<TD><B>Server Variable</B></TD>
<TD><B>Value</B></TD>
</TR>
<% For Each name In Request.ServerVariables %>
<TR>
<TD> <%= name %> </TD><TD> <%= Request.ServerVariables(name) %></TD>
</TR>
<% Next %>
</TABLE>

both REMOTE_USER and AUTH_USER are blank... Anyone know why this is? I am in an intranet environment running IIS 5.0. Can someone help me find something that works? I really only need the nt login username, I can then perform validation/control through LDAP queries using ColdFusion or ASP.
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by:golfDoctor
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Are you using NT Authentication for the Intranet users?  If not, they are still anonymous, and REMOTE_USER will only return IP address, if anything.  Login name will not be available if anonymous on intranet.
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by:j2nku
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You have to remove the anonymous access to your web page (from IIS) - if removed, users must log in with their NT logins and you can get their username with AUTH_USER after they have logged in. No other way.
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by:AndyBeckwith
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So is there anyway to have IE automatically login? Sort of like Single Sign on?
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by:golfDoctor
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No auto sign on, but may be able to have setting to remember login after first time.
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by:golfDoctor
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Or you could set up accounts for everyone in IIS, and have it use the NT Authentication, that should bypass signon...maybe?
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by:AndyBeckwith
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Going a little further, would any of you know how to automate the process of creating IIS accounts from the NT accounts that already exist?
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by:golfDoctor
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IIS should be able to read NT accounts, without needing to set up new.  Should just be a setting in IIS.  
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