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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 7, Valve -> Filter conversion, and container-managed authentication/authorization
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:38:45 GMT

On 4/28/2010 6:40 PM, David Jencks wrote:
> I'd be curious how many of the features in securityfilter can be done
> with servlet 3 (which includes the ability for an app to
> programatically force a login) and jaspic (jsr 196) which provides
> for pluggable authentication dialogs between client and server (to
> overly simplify it).  It looks to me as if all the features in your
> brief description are now supported by ee specs, which also offer the
> advantages of container managed authorization.

I guess my question would be "how much of servlet 3 has been implemented
in TC7 at this point"? sf could be the basis for both the new features
required by the spec as well as achieving the internal goal of
converting Valves to Filters.


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