JTDS driver connection string info for SQL Server Discover scanning using NTLM
Last Updated December 12, 2009
I am using the JTDS driver to scan an SQL Server target. The SQL Server only allows NTLM credentials for login when using the JTDS driver.
How do I setup a connection string so that I can connect and scan the database?
Windows Challenge/Response (NTLM) is the authentication protocol used on networks that include systems running the Windows operating system and on stand-alone systems. Sometimes customer environments setup the SQL Server in such a way that only NTLM credentials are allowed for authentication.
To pass the login credentials via NTML you have to provide the domain so that Active Directory can find and authenticate the user. This is done by adding the additional options in red below.