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Novell® Modular Authentication Service (NMAS) is a framework integrated with Novell eDirectory® to authenticate users by different (and multiple) authentication methods. NMAS provides advanced security and flexibility by supporting all authentication types (face, finger, voice, iris, tokens, smart cards, and passwords) and by dynamically assigning authentication policies to users, groups, applications, and access methods.

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Sample Code

What's New

December 22, 2009

  • Include header files and libraries required for Linux 64-bit, Windows 64-bit and Solaris 64-bit method development.

May 27, 2008

Binaries:

  • No changes.

Doc:

  • Changed information on several APIs.

Sample:

  • No changes.

October 17, 2007

Binaries:

  • Updated the NMAS Password Manager Java classes to include new password management APIs and bug fixes.

Doc:

  • Documented NMAS_Login function, which perform an NMAS login sequence.
  • Reorganized the MAF Password Functions concepts to improve clarity.
  • Updated the “Placement of Files” section to document the proper directory structure for LCM, LSM, and license files.
  • Updated the directory structure in Section 3.5.3, “Building a Linux LCM.”
  • Changed Section 4.3.8, “MAF Data Store Functions” from Early Access to Supported status.
  • Updated Appendix A, “NMAS Error Codes.”

Sample:

  • No changes.

February 28, 2007

Binaries:

  • Updated NMAS Server SDK: 3.1.3.
  • Updated NMAS C Management APIs: 3.1.3.
  • Updated the ldap.jar, nmasclient.jar, and NMASToolkit.jar for JVM 1.5, with backward compatibility to JVM 1.4.

Doc:

  • Documented MAF_GetPasswordEx function, which returns the Universal Password password and password information of the user associated with the current login session (LSM only). This function is available only in NMAS 2.3 or later.
  • Added the NMAS Login Method Security Considerations section, which discusses best security practices when developing NMAS Login Methods.

Sample:

  • No changes.

October 11, 2006

Binaries:

  • Updated code versions as follows:
  • NMAS Client SDK: 3.2.2
  • NMAS Server SDK: 3.1.2
  • NMAS Java Client SDK: 3.1
  • NMAS Java Management APIs: 3.1 Added new management SDK header file: nmas_mgmt_sdk/ldap/c_mgmt_sdk/sdkinc/nmasflgs.h

Doc:

  • Corrected the RestartPluginOnFailure registry setting.
  • Fixed broken links.

Sample:

  • No changes.

June 21, 2006

Binaries:

  • Updated nmasext.h to enable C++ functionality.

Doc:

  • Updated Novell documentation templates and refreshed links.
  • Documented the Configuration Store Functions:
  • nmasldap_delete_login_config
  • nmasldap_get_login_config
  • nmasldap_put_login_config
  • Documented the SecretStore Management Functions:
  • nmasldap_delete_login_secret
  • nmasldap_put_login_secret
  • Linked NMAS Javadoc classes directly from the on line NMAS developer documentation.
Revised or added the following NMAS 3.1 Leading Edge functions:
  • MAFDS_ATTRIBUTE
  • MAFDS_FreeContainerEntries
  • MAFDS_FreeModValues
  • MAFDS_FreeValues
  • MAFDS_FreeValueData
  • MAFDS_GetParentContainer
  • MAFDS_GetPartitionRootContainer
  • MAFDS_GetValueData
  • MAFDS_InsertModValue
  • MAFDS_ListContainerEntries
  • MAFDS_ModifyEntry
  • MAFDS_ReadAttributeValues
  • MAFDS_ReadInheritedAttributeValues

Sample:

  • No changes.

Dependencies

Novell Modular Authentication Service

The NMAS 3.x framework requires the following:

  • eDirectory 8.7.3 SP 9 or later for NetWare 6.5, Windows Server, Linux, Solaris, and AIX.
  • Security Services 2.0.3 or later.

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This component is peer supported by the Novell developer community.

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