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From Denise Howard <>
Subject Re: single sign-on for Tomcat+Axis?
Date Fri, 06 Aug 2004 17:06:11 GMT
On 8/6/04 9:49 AM, "George Armhold" <> wrote:

> I'm wondering if someone could suggest what might be a "best practice"
> for implementing single-sign-on for Tomcat/Axis.  I have an app that
> is partially web-based (servlets and JSPs), and partially Swing-based.
> The Swing portion talks to the server over SOAP using Axis.  I'd like
> the user to be able to log in once, and have his session carry over
> from the web half to the Swing/SOAP half, and vice-versa.  I have a
> couple of "DIY" approaches in mind, but I would like to know if there
> is something standard out there.
> The first DIY approach that comes to mind is to have Axis/SOAP
> implement the true login "session", and make the servlets log in via
> SOAP as well.  Then the servlets pass SOAP session IDs to any Swing
> clients they launch via JNLP.  This sounds possible, albeit kind of
> kludgy.  Is there a more standard solution?
> Thanks.

We're getting ready to use a SSO product called Cams from CafeSoft to
accomplish something similar.  It works with a variety of application
servers, including Tomcat.


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