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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Contributing an authenticator - core vs extras
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:51:11 GMT

Thanks for your mail.

There are no hard and fast rules. The recommended destination depends on a number of factors:
- amount of code
- degree of demand for the feature
- license
- dependencies

I'd suggest creating a Bugzilla entry and attach your patch for review.


Toby Hobson <> wrote:

>I have developed a catalina authenticator (which integrates SAML based
>single sign on) and would be happy to contribute it to the tomcat
>I was wondering if there are any guidelines about what should be
>contributed to the core vs the extras project? I ask because from what
>have seen there are no example webapps/integration tests for the extras
>projects (unless I have missed something?).

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