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Neu – Single Sign On mit Apache unter Windows

Sie brauchen für Ihre Apache Installation immer noch separate Passwörter, obwohl Sie ein Active Directory haben? Das ist jetzt auch mit Apache unter Windows Vergangenheit. Denn zukünftig brauchen Sie sich nur noch ein einziges Passwort merken.

Wie funktioniert denn das? Mit Single Sign On, auch unter Apache und Windows. Und wie geht das konkret?

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Apache Single Sign On in Windows

In this post I am going to explain a rather unusual setup which we have implemented for a customer lately: Apache Single Sign On using Active Directory Server. This is not so unusual. The exceptional requirement is Apache running on a Windows Server not on a Linux Server.

For Apache on Windows there is no precompiled Kerberos module available. So we compiled it. Read on to find out how we configured the whole setup. Weiterlesen

Ubuntu, Avoid Changing Console Resolution

At our company we use Ubuntu 12.04 server a lot and we are pretty happy with it. But one thing really annoyed me. When installed in a virtual machine (we use KVM) it sets the console to a pretty high resolution and selects a small font. This happens somewhere early on during the boot process. We rarely use the console of the virtual servers as we usually log on with SSH. But for the first time setup of a new server the huge console window really can get in your way. Weiterlesen

Gradle Defaults

Some of our older Java projects are still stuck on Java 1.6 due to restrictions imposed by the production environment. More recent projects use Java 1.7. For our developers this means multiple versions of the JDK need to be available. But only one can be the system wide default. So we use a current JRE as the system wide default and keep various JDK version in /opt. But how do we select the appropriate JDK for building a specific project? Well we use gradle as our build tool and it has a nifty feature. Weiterlesen