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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Sync Active Directory

    Hi there,

    Is it possible to, somehow, get a specific users password from active directory? The reason I ask is that I am writing a new system and really don't want the users having to remember yet another password, but rather be able to use there network password? I would like to write the logon section myself and not use any built in functions that anything may have.

    Please can someone advise. I don't think it is possible but have been asked to persue the issue.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by plsh
    Hi there,

    Please can someone advise. I don't think it is possible but have been asked to persue the issue.

    Thanks
    Ugh, if memory serves, you cannot pull out the password, but you can verify that a password matches AD. There is an ActiveX object that does this. We did something simlar about 5 years ago so I know it works.

    But why not use Windows authentication instead?

    Regards,

    hmscott
    Have you hugged your backup today?

  3. #3
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    It is simple to verify a an Active Directory password. Just compare what the user enters using the AD API, and you'll be "good to go".

    -PatP

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