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From Daniel Koller <>
Subject Re: Container-based authentication
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2010 14:38:48 GMT
...only a short remark: that would also ease the task to enable Win NT
authentication. (because NT auth is then just a matter of container
AFAIK there recipes already how to make it work on Tomcat.

However we should look what this means for the task of role management.

Kind regards,


8. Jan 2010 1:33 nachm. schrieb am "Richard Hirsch" <>:

Been thinking a lot about container based authentication - primarily,
because of my interest in the CAS integration which is necessary for
an OFBiz integration (search for
class for details)

Here a few thoughts.

in J2EE, the way to get the user is via the following code: principal = request.getUserPrincipal();
   if(principal != null) {
       String username = principal.getName();
       // usw. usf.

If we used the UserPwdAuthModule in UserAuth.scala as a basis, we
could use the following code combined with the code above to get the

           user <- UserAuth.find(By(UserAuth.authKey, name),
moduleName)).flatMap(_.user.obj) or
           User.find(By(User.nickname, name))

We could take use the S object in lift to get the request and then get
the UserPrincipal.  Probably with "S.request"

The only I don't know is how to make this Container-based authmodule
be the default that works without a UI that implicitly calls it.

One idea is to remove  the following lines from Boot.scala

and replace them with

Anyone have any ideas / thoughts?


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