NTLM Authentication Supported by Mozilla on All Platforms

Tuesday November 18th, 2003

Microsoft's NTLM authentication protocol, popular on Windows-based corporate networks, is now supported by Mozilla on all platforms. Previously, NTLM authentication was only available to Windows Mozilla users, requiring the presence of the Windows SSPI API. Now, the SSPI code has been discarded and a cross-platform implementation has been checked in. Bug 224653 has more details, including a list of caveats.

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by Racer

Wednesday November 19th, 2003 6:55 AM

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This is a big step forward for Mozilla corporate use, especially for those of us who work at a non-Windows computer. Thanks!

The only thing I would be worried about for the future is M$ changing the Windows implementation of NTLM just enough to break this in Mozilla, but I guess we'll have to cross that bridge when we come to it.