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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 25148] New: - JDBCRealm should get the user name from database after login and not use the string given by the user
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2003 20:28:59 GMT
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http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25148

JDBCRealm should get the user name from database after login and not use the string given
by the user

           Summary: JDBCRealm should get the user name from database after
                    login and not use the string given by the user
           Product: Tomcat 4
           Version: 4.1.29
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: Other
         Component: Unknown
        AssignedTo: tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org
        ReportedBy: andreas@schildba.ch


The user_name column of my users table is case insensitive, so users do not need
to remember the case of their name (Am I "User" or "user"?).

The downside: request.getRemoteUser() always reflects the spelling used to log
in, not the spelling contained in the database. In order to get the correct
spelling, I have to "SELECT user_name FROM users WHERE user_name = ?" each time
I want to process the user name.

My suggestion is to also fetch the user name with the SELECT needed to get the
password when logging in. This shouldn't be of much impact, because the SELECT
statement is needed anyway, there is just one more column to transfer. JDBCRealm
should pass the name stored in the database when queried for the name to return
with request.getRemoteUser().

Regards,

Andreas

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