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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Using Operating System Security

We’ve seen how you can roll your own security system so that authentication can be performed in multiple fashions. You can use a database lookup, LDAP, or any other method. One that may be particularly useful is the operating system itself. If your ColdFusion server runs on a Windows machine using domains, ColdFusion allows you to authenticate against any domain. You can not only authenticate a user, you can get a list of groups the user is a member of. This is all possible with the <cfNTAuthenticate> tag. Table 23.4 lists the attributes for this tag.

Table 23.4. <cfNTAuthenticate> Tag Attributes
AttributePurpose
usernameRequired. Username to authenticate.
passwordRequired. Password to authenticate.
domainRequired. ...

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