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Authenticating to eDirectory w/o the GroupWise Password

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By Sebastian Veld

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Posted: 11 Jul 2006


A Forum reader asked the following question:

"I have GroupWise 7 installed in a test environment on a server running Netware 6.5 SP3. Here is my question: Is it possible to authenticate to eDirectory for client access and LDAP for web access, completely ignoring the GroupWise password?

When I have eDirectory authentication enabled for the POA, users can log in to the workstation using the Novell client, and they can open the GroupWise client without being prompted for a password. However, I cannot log in to the web access portion with this authentication method.

When I have LDAP authentication enabled for the POA, I can log in just fine using the eDirectory username/password to the web access portion, but I'm prompted for a password when opening the GroupWise client. I would prefer to avoid this.

Is what I'm trying to do even possible?"

And here's the reply from Sebastian Veld ...


What you configured is correct. The problem is in the SSO mechanism of your NW client. Here's what you need to do:

1. Get rid of the NWSSO.DLL file in of <windir>\system32.

2. Authenticate to GroupWise.

3. Select Tools > Options > Security.

4. Enable 'Password not required with eDirectory'.

5. Fill in the password in the password file and then you can check the box that was greyed out.

SSO for GroupWise should be working on the desktop now.

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