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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.


#11 Re: Reply

by Malc

Wednesday November 19th, 2003 10:19 PM

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Why oh why do people think that separate apps will mean reduced functionality? There's no reason at all for one big single process. It's bad design. As far as the end user is concerned, they shouldn't have to know whether the suite is one app or multiple... except they'll appreciate when one is performing slowly or crashing that all the other windows are fine. End users see icons on the desktop and windows on the screen. Not process IDs or entries in a task list. I want all the functionality of the current suite... but I want it in separate apps. Firebird, Thunderbird, etc, is the right approach done many years too late, it's just not as functional yet. MSFT Office is very well integrated with lots of functionality and the ability to embed, yet it isn't one gawd awful bloated bursting at the seams process!