Help Needed

Frank Balluffi frank.balluffi at
Thu Jun 13 10:58:01 EDT 2002


Like GSS-API, SSPI is a call-level interface. Microsoft uses to pass GSS-API tokens between IE and IIS. Also see So draft-brezak-spnego-http-03.txt could be used to pass tokens between an SSPI-based Windows 2000 client and a GSS-API-based UNIX service.


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From:  Wyllys Ingersoll <wyllys.ingersoll at> on 06/13/2002 09:30 AM AST

DELEGATED - Sent by:    krbdev-admin at

To:    Nitin Gupta <nitin at>
cc:    krbdev at
Subject:    Re: Help Needed

The Microsoft "on-the-wire" equivalent to GSSAPI is called SSPI and you
can write
code using that API to talk to GSSAPI apps on the Unix side.  Not sure
where to find
the SSPI docs in WinXP, though, I'm sure someone with better WinXP knowledge
than I can assist you there.


Nitin Gupta wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a SEAM KDC (on Sun-Solaris) and Window XP client to that KDC. I
> am able to configure and KDC successfully authenticates the user on the
> Windows XP and gives the tickets. I want to do this login authentication
> through programming. I get to know one can use GSSAPI?s for the same.
> But I am not able to start with how to use GSSAPIs to get authenticated.
> How to start the coding? How can I get all the .h and .dll (if any) to
> do the same? Does it involve implementing the interface itself?
> I am not sure if this is the right place to ask such a doubt. If it is
> not the right place can somebody please tell me where to ask such question.
> Any thing in this regard will be very helpful.
> Regards
> Nitin

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