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An NTLM Handler for Mongrel =========================== This handler will handle NTLM authentication and leave the user's credentials in the environment for the app to read. =========== Using the handler =========== Create a custom route for your login action: # Custom route for NTLM authentication to prevent IE from authenticating POSTs to user_controller # http://lists.samba.org/archive/jcifs/2006-September/006554.html map.connect 'ntlm/login', :controller => 'user', :action => 'login' Copy the contents of config and lib into your app's config and lib directories respectively, and invoke mongrel with the -S config/mongrel_ntlm.conf: $ mongrel_rails -S config/mongrel_ntlm.conf The handler will then clear and then set two headers that your app can read: request.params['REMOTE_USER'] will contain the user's identity request.params['HTTP_X_MONGREL_PID'] will contain the mongrel pid to be doubly sure that REMOTE_USER was not injected by the user =========== Future =========== This project is no longer being updated, as I no longer use Windows. Please try the following alternatives if you are having problems: * Alexey (snaury) has made a few fixes in his fork, give it a shot: http://github.com/snaury/mongrel-ntlm * Glenn has written a detailed log of his installation and use of the plugin in his blog: http://mentalpagingspace.blogspot.com/2008/12/rails-to-windows-integration-single.html * for the project that spawned this plugin, we ended up using the ISAPI Rewrite filter on IIS as a reverse proxy for plain vanilla mongrels: http://isapirewrite.com