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From Nacho <>
Subject RE: defining a login-servlet for the entire servlet
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2000 17:16:51 GMT
Hola :

I think form-based security suits to your needs, in Tomcat 3.2 you can
put form-based security to work AFAIK, and give it a whirl. un comment
the related sections of %TOMCAT_HOME%\webapps\examples\WEB-INF\web.xml
to check this as by default is BASIC the security that can be tested.

Is easy to make the entire Tomcat webserver authenticate in every
request, delete not needed contexts, a make yours authenticate in every

All this operations are documented in the Servlet Spec 2.2 that you can
get from

And not sounds odd, :-).

Saludos ,
Ignacio J. Ortega

> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Ronald Haring []
> Enviado el: lunes 10 de julio de 2000 17:42
> Para:
> Asunto: defining a login-servlet for the entire servlet
> Hi there,
> I would like to know how I can make a default login servlet 
> for the entire
> server. This may sound odd, but I want to install a tomcat 
> webserver in
> front of our proxy server to maintain sessions. Since the 
> proxy server is
> written in c and uses NSAPI-c commands there is no session 
> support. In the
> future we will transfer this proxy to a java proxy server but 
> for the time
> being I just want to have ALL the request go to the login 
> servlet. After the
> user has been authenticated the request is passed on to the 
> proxy server
> (with the authentication turned off) and the proxy can than 
> dispatch it to
> all the other servers (depending on url's and rules in the proxy).
> Can someone give me a hint or tell me where I can go and look for more
> information?
> Thx in advance
> Ronald
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