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Active Directory pass through authentication with HCP ReST interface?

Question asked by Doug Toppin on Jan 7, 2016
Latest reply on May 4, 2019 by Yury Kats

I have been using a local HCP account for authentication (ReST interface "Authorization: HCP xxx:xxx" header) because there was an issue at some point with active directory authentication. I remember something about HCP release 7.2 a month or so ago where a fix was made for something that I think was called "active directory pass through authentication" but I can't find any reference to that now.

I know that there was a SPNEGO capability previously but I did not want to use that.


I am assuming that the AD pass through is a different header field than what I am using now.


If someone has an example of that or can point me to the correct documentation on it I would appreciate it.

I am currently using the HDS "Using a Namespace" document (MK-99ARC023-13) and do not see a reference to that so I am wondering if there is a new version that I have not seen yet.


I am looking at HCPReleaseNotes-7.2 I see this statement


"A new REST API authentication header has been added to HCP cloud access

protocols (HCP REST API, HS3, and HSwift) which allows users and

applications to use AD credentials to authenticate with their storage tiers."


I only have the REST Developer Guide v2.0.0 (Feb 2015) and it does not reference this new auth header. Is there something more recent?