[Alpine-info] Trying to get Web Alpine to work
pmb1 at york.ac.uk
Tue Mar 25 04:49:03 PDT 2008
On 20 Mar 2008, at 23:06, Gary Mills wrote:
> I didn't know that web alpine could be used without Kerberos, as it
> seemed to depend on Kerberos for its single-signon facility. How did
> you get it to work without Kerberos?
My ignorance is a wonderful thing... it didn't occur to me that it
might *require* Kerberos so I assumed it didn't.
Basically when I ran the ./configure script I added "--without-krb5"
and it configured and compiled cleanly.
The Web Alpine web pages aren't password-protected themselves.
Instead you complete a form on its login page to supply your username
and password for the IMAP server; Web Alpine then uses these to
connect, presumably caching them for any subsequent authentications
that might become necessary.
So I'm guessing I'm just not using single-signon... I assume that
would let me authenticate just once to a set of web servers and access
any of their content, including the Web Alpine service, without having
to enter my username/password again.
We treat our Webmail Service as a standalone service, hence for our
needs we use Web Alpine just fine without either Kerberos or the UW
Single Signon Cookie.
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