NTLM Authentication


We recently turned on NTLM authentication. It’s great that we can access MWS without using the login form on IE. Even on Firefox, when the browser prompts for a login, we can just proceed by entering our Windows credentials. However, when a user enters the wrong password, we get a generic blank page that says:

[POP.001.0002] A “jcifs.smb.SmbAuthException” occurred with the Message “Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.”

Ideally, we would like MWS to show a custom login page and display the above error message on the login page. Can this be done? I tried looking into the Administration guide that outlines NTLM authentication setup, but it does not show how I can specify authentication failures to go to manual form authentication or to show our login form.

If anyone has managed to do this before, any pointers would be appreciated!

Thank You.


You may use CAF Events. You have a chapter in the “Designer CAF Development Help” guide. Introduction to CAF Events.

You have an event type to deal with this:

Login Failed—A My webMethods Server event type that initiates an event when a
user’s login or logout fails or the system’s login or logout fails, or when a login
script that is initially run to create a user’s folders completes.