Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Release Notes

Microsoft IIS 6.0 post-authentication plug-in supports SharePoint Server

The Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 authentication plug-in now supports the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. A user can login to Access Manager with either a user ID or login name. SharePoint Server, however, accepts a login name, which causes problems when the user specifies a user ID.

To allow a login to SharePoint Server, the post-authentication plug-in ( now uses the following new property:

This new property indicates the user attribute that SharePoint Server uses for authentication. For example, the following property species the common name (cn) for authentication:

The post-authentication plug-in reads the property and gets the corresponding attribute value for the user from Directory Server. The plug-in then sets the authorization headers to allow the user to access SharePoint Server.

This property is hidden. To set the property, explicitly add it to the file, and then restart the Access Manager web container for the value to take effect.