Issue with using Kerberos and Active Directory to take over Sybase authentication herbert.chan at
Tue Jun 6 13:24:38 EDT 2006


We are trying to implement Kerberos authentication (through Active
Directory) for our Sybase 12.5.3 database (through a client-server
Powerbuilder application). We have been told that we need some kind of
mapping between Active Directory and Sybase user ID's (for authorization if
not for anything else) - i.e. the Active Directory ID needs to be set up as
a user in Sybase. However, our AD id's are in the format
"firstname.lastname", which is an invalid sybase ID (because of the ".") -
Oracle will also have the same issue.

Does anyone out there have a workaround for this? Is the mapping really


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