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From Assaf Arkin <ar...@exoffice.com>
Subject Re: Help with Interceptors
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2000 20:15:01 GMT
It's not just about authenticating into LDAP. That stuff is easy. It's
about creating a full blow security context (see
java.sun.com/products/jaas). That stuff is a pain.

arkin


"Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:
> 
> Assaf Arkin wrote:
> 
> > costin@eng.sun.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > Do you have time to make that work next week? I want to test LDAP-based
> > > > authentication and connect it to Tomcat through the security provider
> > > > API. But I need at least form-based authentication to work.
> > >
> > > Configuration is my nightmare, and separating J2EE code from tomcat.
> > > I can help after I'm done with that ( i.e. after 15 when we'll start
> > > building M2 ) ( plus 1-2 days of sleep:-).
> >
> > OK. I'm going to come up with the provider and a document explaining how
> > it works and I'll ask you for feedback on that.
> >
> 
> Catalina has the interface that abstracts the interface to an LDAP-based
> authentication store -- it would be pretty easy to make a configurable bean.
> Unfortunately, Catalina is not a fully functional servlet container yet --
> help would be nice on either this or the main branch :-(.
> 
> >
> > arkin
> >
> 
> Craig McClanahan
> 
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Assaf Arkin                                           www.exoffice.com
CTO, Exoffice Technologies, Inc.                        www.exolab.org

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