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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.


#15 Re: Re: Reply

by michaelH

Wednesday December 10th, 2003 1:03 AM

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I'd love to agree with you there, but if you look closely what a browser does... it browses content available on a number of different protocols.

You can browse ftp sites, like mozilla.org to download your favourite application but there is only really a niche group of users (albeit a vocal group) wanting this functionality.

If the functionality is there now in the backend, then it might be best as an extension.