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From "Wendy Smoak" <>
Subject Re: Role Based Action Mapping
Date Sat, 07 Oct 2006 13:20:31 GMT
On 10/7/06, Puneet Lakhina <> wrote:
> Hi, I found out that its possible to for me to restrict access to a
> particular action mapping to only a certain set of roles.
> The next thing that I found out about these roles is that this is something
> I can configure in my web.xml.
> But what I am not able to understand is how do i set a user's role once he
> logs in. My authentication is based on usernames and passwords in database
> table. So where do i set a user's role.

It depends on how you are authenticating your users.

Tomcat has Realms you can configure to get the role information from a

Another option is to add a Filter, wrap the request and override the
isUserInRole method.


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