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From Jared Bunting <>
Subject Re: Deprecation of org.apache.shiro.web.servlet.IniShiroFilter
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:01:28 GMT
I'd also be interested in if there is a more osgi-ish way to do this.  
My unfamiliarity with OSGI is limiting me here, but I'm curious if 
something like a "bundle activator" (mentioned in the parallel thread 
by atomicknight) would be a more appropriate way to go.  If it is, I 
don't see any reason that we can't add this sort of integration to 


On Fri 20 Jan 2012 01:44:02 PM CST, Les Hazlewood wrote:
> If it is any consolation, the IniShiroFilter, while deprecated, won't
> be actually deleted until Shiro 2.x, which I'm sure is a long way
> away.  You can continue using the IniShiroFilter until you have the
> opportunity to create the bridge code.
> Or, if you like, feel free to create a Jira issue for an improvement -
> it would be extremely easy to create a subclass of ShiroFilter that
> initializes the necessary WebEnvironment at filter startup.  If you
> can't use a servlet context listener, this would be the next best
> thing and would work as expected.  The EnvironmentLoaderListener is
> extremely minimal on purpose - the real work is done in the parent
> class, which can be used from a Filter easily.
> The only downside of this approach is that other components that might
> need to access Shiro objects couldn't do so until the filter was
> initialized.  This is why the listener approach is better.  But it
> would still be the best available solution for non-listener
> environments.
> Feel free to open an issue and we can see about getting it in to 1.3.
> HTH,
> Les
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 3:36 AM, Cristiano Gavião <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Unfortunately not, without have to create some bridged code. Just because we
>> are stuck in some old servlet api that do not supply a way to register a
>> listener that is mandatory in the now-default ShiroFilter.
>> regards
>> Cristiano
>> On 19/01/12 19:01, Les Hazlewood wrote:
>>> The same effect can be achieved using the now-default ShiroFilter and
>>> register it as you would any other filter.  Is this not possible?
>>> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Cristiano Gavião<>
>>>  wrote:
>>>> Shiro dev guys,
>>>> I'm sent this mail to ask about the deprecation of
>>>> org.apache.shiro.web.servlet.IniShiroFilter.
>>>> As I try to explain in the user list, the OSGi Spec for HTTP does not
>>>> provide a way to register Filter neither Listeners.
>>>> But the HTTP API provided by both of the most used osgi containers
>>>> (Equinox
>>>> and Felix) provides a way to register Filters, but lacks a way to
>>>> register
>>>> Listeners.
>>>> Don't know when this can happen, actually. People from IBM told me that
>>>> maaaaybe it could happen in next version of the OSGi Spec.
>>>> So, I would like to ask to the Shiro team to review such deprecation for
>>>> now.
>>>> regards,
>>>> Cristiano

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