[Ovirt-devel] oVirt console (again!)
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Wed Nov 12 10:12:33 UTC 2008
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:09:08AM +0100, Sander Hoentjen wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 16:09 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 04:48:04PM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> > > Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> > > > Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > >> The problem, as ever, is with Windows. It's hard to set up a Windows
> > > >> client as a Kerberos client, so this won't just work.
> > >
> > > > Might be worth talking to the freeipa/samba folks maybe whenever it is
> > > > possible to make windows play nice here?
> > >
> > > Some doc reading and experiments later ...
> > >
> > > With MIT Kerberos for Windows installed the Windows machine can
> > > authenticate against freeipa. Setup is pretty straight forward and
> > > described at the freeipa website.
> > >
> > > Requires that the applications support gssapi though. Firefox can
> > > handle both ways (sspi == native windows with ADC, gssapi == MIT).
> > >
> > > To get the WUI on a windows box this must be setup anyway. Then have
> > > libvirt auth via MIT-gssapi too should work nicely and probably without
> > > too much coding effort as gssapi at linux code is there already ...
> > I've been banging my head against NSS/NSPR all morning, so crypto
> > libraries & Mozilla are both generally driving me around the bend :-(
> > However last weekend I did find that someone has ported a part of
> > Cyrus SASL to Windows. Good news that at least it's possible!
> > Unfortunately bad news that there's no source for their port (so we'll
> > have to recreate the techniques) and I suspect that it's only a
> > partial port and key bits may be missing. Not looked into it in great
> > detail yet, but the binary is here:
> > http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/BuildingWinPidgin
> > Rich.
> I think they get it from
> Did you ask Pidgin for the source code? It seems strange to me that they
> would keep this part closed.
Yes, it'd be worth a try - they probably just don't realize anyone cares
about the windows build source. I imagine they kept it somewhere though
because they'd have to do period updates to the SASL build for Win32
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