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From Giacomo Pati <giac...@simba.pwr.ch>
Subject Re: Simpleton Sitemap question
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2000 06:13:01 GMT
On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 09:55:08PM -0700, David Duddleston wrote:
> 
> > Please read the Servlet 2.2. spec. which we have commited to at "11.6
> > Server Tracking of Authentication Information". There you see why it is
> > better to leave authentication at the container level.
> >
> > If "Many Web Apps" still use their own Form based authentication it's
> > almost because there was no infrastructure available to do this at the
> > container level when those apps where written.
> >
> > And because there are so many different possibilities to do
> > authentication we shuld leave it to the container and not reimplement
> > our own.
> 
> Yeah, I just took another read of it. Still a few things I'm unclear about
> regarding setting things up in the web.xml, but I think it is just a matter
> of playing around with it. Anyway, I think you are right. It would be to
> much of a hastle considering C2 will be Servlet 2.2 API which should cover
> it.

If you are looking for examples, see the tomcat web.xml. One of them is configured to use
container security.

Giacomo
> 
> -david
> 

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