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RE: Windows SSPI Schannel implementation ready

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:30:52 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 11 Jun 2012, Steve Holme wrote:

>> We added SSPI in the curl output and as a feature bit once upon the time
>> partly because libcurl built with SSPI provides certain features that
>> libcurl without SSPI doesn't possess (I'm thinking of the ability to
>> magically use the logged in user's username + password) so a user might in
>> fact want to figure out if that ability exists or not.
> Just out of interest - does that feature still exist and work? How does an
> end Windows user tell curl to use the currently logged in user?

IIRC you just use ":" as name/password, but I don't know if it still works as
unfortunately we don't test that in the test suite since that doesn't run on
Windows... :-/

> Do we need to keep both API and ABI compatibility?

Yes. As much as posssible!

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Received on 2012-06-11