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Can YF use windows authentication?
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Hi Support,

I have a simple question and have searched the forum, but can not find a clear answer.
Can YF use windows authentication?

Thanks

guest

Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:21 PM

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Hi,

If you are referring to using your Windows Account to login into Yellowin;

Yellowfin cannot support Windows authentication natively.
There is a technology called NTLM that was implemented in earlier versions of windows, but has now been deprecated.
NTLM has several security issues, one being the ability for a user to impersonate a user by just typing there username into a prompt box when the browser security settings were set to high.
NTLM has now been superseded and is no longer supported by Yellowfin.

There are commercial java libraries that will interface with the new protocol.

With the aid of webservices you could essentially tie the Yellowfin login to any authentication method.
A proxy page could authenticate before performing a single-sign-on to Yellowfin.

If you are referring to database authentication;
If you are connecting to Microsoft SQL Server, then you can use windows authentication rather than SQL authentication for establishing a database connection.

I hope this answered your question.
Let us know if you have further queries regarding this.

Regards,
David




David

Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:26 PM

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Hi David,
If you don't have LDAP you also mentioned the following above:
"With the aid of webservices you could essentially tie the Yellowfin login to any authentication method.
A proxy page could authenticate before performing a single-sign-on to Yellowfin."
Would you be able to provide some more information about this or example of where this has been implemented. As a potential customer would like to know what alternative methods there are for authentication with YF.

Many Thanks

guest

Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:02 AM