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From Tom Evans <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] design of authentication pages in http server
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:41:08 GMT
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Sivaraman V <> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am trying to create a java web application in which the authentication
> part should be handled purely by apache http server.
> On opening the front page of the application, the content should be served
> from the http server which should have a form for accepting username and
> password.
> The http server should have a connection the LDAP server on which the user
> is authenticated against the password.
> If the authentication is successful, then the URL is redirected to access
> the target servlet on the java application server(JBoss).
> Please advice on how to get the authentication functionality implemented in
> apache http server.
> My intention is that the java web appllication in JBOSS will only implement
> the business functionalites whereas tasks like authentication should be
> offloaded to apache http server.

You can do this with httpd 2.4 series, using mod_auth_form and mod_authnz_ldap.



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