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From Arieh Markel <>
Subject About Form-Login-Config
Date Sat, 11 Nov 2000 00:34:10 GMT
I am reading the (2.3) spec and am realizing that I am not able to
share a login page with multiple contexts.

In our (embedded) use of Tomcat, we have different contexts, but
we use a single login form/screen.

When configuring the web.xml for those contexts, I realize that there is
no way to have a successful form-login-page without it belonging to the
same context.

In our case, the login form is actually a servlet that belongs to the
default context.

I was hoping to be able to point at that (default context /login)
servlet from the other contexts.

One of the solutions could be to define a /login (the same) servlet
on all the various contexts.

(I will mention that I am defining my contexts as 'trusted').
(Another note: I am using 3.2)

If I do what mention in the last paragraph, I will end up with having
three different instances of the login servlet, right ?


An alternate approach could be to define 'login.html' files in those
contexts, and to have that file perform a Location redirect to the
default-context /login servlet.


I am wondering about the reasons that may have forced the definition
of a context-relative login-form as opposed to allowing a URL to be

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