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Connecting to SQL Server 2008 DB using Windows-only authentication

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With the JTDS driver, you can use "integrated authentication" with the SSO.dll file, which uses the currently logged in user account to connect.
There is a 32 or 64-bit dll available as part of the most recent JTDS driver, available from:
http://jtds.sourceforge.net/

- The JTDS driver also allows you to specify a Windows user by adding the "domain"parameter to the URL.

Example: Connecting with a Windows account
(within 'web.xml file located in YellowfinappserverwebappsROOTWEB-INF)[code]
JDBCDriver: net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.Driver
JDBCUrl: jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://localhost/master;domain=nepal
Username: steve
Password: password[/code]
In the above example,the computer's name is 'nepal'.
It was connecting to the local domain, and "steve" is a local user account that has been given access to the database.


- The Microsoft driver only allows Windows authentication using the "integrated authentication" parameter, with the dll file in the JDBC driver package from:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/aa937724

Once again there are 32-bit and a 64-bit .dll files, and you will need to use the appropriate one based on the JVM you are using.

Example:
(within 'web.xml file located in YellowfinappserverwebappsROOTWEB-INF)[code]
JDBCDriver: com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver
JDBCUrl: jdbc:sqlserver://localhost;DatabaseName=master;integratedSecurity=true
Username:
Password: [/code]

If you have issues doing the above, please check the 'related posts' below and email 'support@Yellowfin.com.au' if you are still experiencing issues.


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