Configuring the Apache server for authentication

Centrify for Apache is a module, mod_auth_centrifydc_xx, that plugs into the Apache Web server as a loadable module. Once it is loaded, the following sequence of messages are used to authenticate the user when the browser requests a Web page on the Apache Web server

  • mod_auth_centrifydc sends back a request to the client indicating which types of authentication (BASIC, NTLM or Kerberos) are supported.
  • The Web browser client then sends credentials to the Apache server to authenticate the user.
  • mod_auth_centrifydc then sends a request to the DirectControl agent (the adclient daemon) to authenticate and authorize the client using Active Directory.

This chapter describes the authentication services available and the Centrify for Apache extensions to the standard Apache directives..