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AwakenLie 01-03-2008 07:59 PM

Access Windows users network home folders from web
 
Hello All,

I am looking for open source program(s) that will allow about 500 staff members access to there network home folders from home.

The network environment is a standard Active Directory Windows 2003 login system, and all the staff members documents are stored on standard Windows Shares. I would like a product(s) that will integrate with Active Directory allowing for users to enter there username and password, then be mapped to there network home folder. I have read articles on Apache, WebDAV and mod_authz_ldap, that seems to be close, but I cant seem to find HOWTO to do close to what I would like to do. I have also read Zope has something pretty close, but seems to be more for web authoring not home folder access.

If anyone has any suggestions or links to something that may work, let me know!

Thanks

Aaronk 01-04-2008 07:04 AM

I've never really done this before, but maybe someone more experienced than I could answer the following:

could proftp (or another FTP server) be set to authenticate against nmb / smb (samba sutff). I've implemented Samba shares quite a few times and have it authenticating against Active Directory (at least AD2k). I honestly don't remember the procedures, but that seems like it would be a start - or you could try serbing the directories through Apache, with the same AD authentication.

tedfordgif 01-04-2008 09:46 AM

Vpn
 
It sounds like you need a VPN solution. I realize you posted this in a Linux forum, but probably your best bet is an MS VPN if your users use Windows. For Linux clients (and/or servers), there are a couple options as well.

http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/
http://openvpn.net/
more from google

AwakenLie 01-04-2008 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aaronk (Post 3010931)
I've never really done this before, but maybe someone more experienced than I could answer the following:

could proftp (or another FTP server) be set to authenticate against nmb / smb (samba sutff). I've implemented Samba shares quite a few times and have it authenticating against Active Directory (at least AD2k). I honestly don't remember the procedures, but that seems like it would be a start - or you could try serbing the directories through Apache, with the same AD authentication.

Using Samba to authenticate againist the AD is a good one. But how would mapping the authenticated user to their home folder work?(I know the answer is scripting but maybe a open source program can do it) How would the folder appear when you are external? What method/program would you use to server that to the end user? I would like to avoid ftp, and prehaps use https now that you mention it.

Thanks everyone!

AwakenLie 01-04-2008 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tedfordgif (Post 3011088)
It sounds like you need a VPN solution. I realize you posted this in a Linux forum, but probably your best bet is an MS VPN if your users use Windows. For Linux clients (and/or servers), there are a couple options as well.

http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/
http://openvpn.net/
more from google

I am trying to avoid the Microsoft solutions. We are implementing Zope and Plune in the active environment now, and I pretty sure that the Director is at some point ok OpenLDAP deployment (SWEET). I would really like to find a web based solution to this...... but its looking like its a tail order.

Thank you for your replies!
Keep em coming!

AwakenLie 01-27-2008 11:47 AM

Half solution found
 
I just wanted to follow up my own post with a example. My boss found this website http://ecosmear.com/relay/demo/ which does every thing that we want. EXCEPT there is no integration with Active Directory. So if any one has found anything else let me know!

Thanks!


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