JBoss Negotiate

Thomas Maslen Thomas.Maslen at quest.com
Fri Mar 20 11:45:03 EDT 2009

> [...] I am using SPNEGO for silent authentication. Referring https://www.jboss.org/community/docs/DOC-10680  [...] Am I doing anything fundamentally wrong

With the caveat that I have only had a cursory look [we have our own product that supports SPNEGO and other GSSAPI / Kerberos goodness on various Java app servers (including JBoss) so we don't use the JBoss Negotiate code, nor its setup instructions]...  I _think_ the problem is that the setup instructions you followed implicitly assume that the machine where you are installing JBoss Negotiate is *not* joined to an Active Directory domain[*], and bad things happen if you try to use those same setup instructions for a machine that is joined to the Active Directory domain -- you end up with two different objects in AD that both want to be the HOST principal, e.g. HOST/PASKTABSVR1.wamtest.wa.local in your example.  (And you are going even further than that;  the machine that you're using for JBoss Negotiate isn't just any member of the AD domain, it is actually a domain controller).

[*] A plausible guess would be that the instructions were developed for running JBoss Negotiate on a Unix or Linux (e.g. Redhat...) host that is likely _not_ configured to enable MIT Kerberos (or whatever), so the host is not joined to the AD domain.

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