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From Aditya <>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 13907] - security manager does not give read permission on a context by default
Date Thu, 24 Oct 2002 16:05:05 GMT

On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 10:03:47AM -0000, wrote:
> This must be a problem in your local system configuration.
> Check the unix file ownerhsip and permissions for

I've done that and the fact is that it works fine without the security manager
so it's not a unix file ownership and permissions problem.

> Also try running Tomcat with java property,failure
> defined and then check the security manager debug output.

yup, done that and the output has nothing more than the failure of read

> I just tested the jsp you posted with a fresh build of Tomcat 4.1 from
> the CVS head (What will be Tomcat 4.1.13) and Jasper 2.  The FilePermission
> read for the context directory is being granted automatically and the JSP works.

I just read the 4.1.13 announcement from Remy and it has the following note:

 IMPORTANT NOTE: Security manager functionality is broken in this
 milestone. This will be fixed in the next milestone. This milestone will
 not be proposed for official release, and should be used for testing
 purposes only.

so before I checkout a fresh copy from CVS, need I be worried about this?


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