Are there any JNDI service providers which support Micrsoft's Windows security/authentication services?

mark wilcox

Microsoft's sytsems can be broken down into 5 discrete areas:

  1. Messaging -- Exchange has a quite capable LDAP interface
  2. NT Domains -- There's no way to get access to NT domains from JNDI currently
  3. ActiveDirectory -- Active Directory is an LDAP capable system
  4. Windows 2000 Authentication -- Win2K authentication via ActiveDirectory is through Kerberos. So JNDI isn't valid here, that's a JAAS issue.
  5. Windows 2000 DNS -- You should be able to manage Windows 2000 DNS system either from LDAP through AD or via the JNDI DNS provider.