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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClana...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: AW: User Authorization
Date Fri, 24 Mar 2000 16:50:45 GMT
All Java specs are at the Java Software web site.  For servlets:

http://java.sun.com/products/servlet/download.html

For Tomcat standalone, look at $TOMCAT_HOME/conf/tomcat-users.xml -- the syntax
should be quite obvious.

Craig


"Amrhein, Thomas" wrote:

> I want to test user authentication, but I don't know yet what the
> Servlet API Specification exactly says.
>
> I can define users in conf/tomcat-users.xml.
> How and where are roles defined?
> How are roles assigned to JSPs, servlets or servlet contexts?
>
> Does anybody know?
> Where can I find the Servlet API Specification?
>
> thanks
>
> Thomas
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Craig R. McClanahan [mailto:Craig.McClanahan@eng.sun.com]
> Gesendet am: Freitag, 24. März 2000 03:54
> An: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Betreff: Re: User Authorization
>
> John Coonrod wrote:
>
> > This is another question that a lot of people have asked in the past week
> > and I don't feel has been answered...
> >
> > Does the tomcat webserver support user login and - if so - how exactly do
> I
> > get it to work? I'm willing to live with the simplest possible login, but
> I
> > want the server to require it, not each servlet or jsp.
> >
>
> Tomcat 3.0 does not support user authentication.
>
> Tomcat 3.1beta1 (well, at least the most recent nightly builds, but I'm
> pretty
> sure it was there in the beta) has *experimental* support for user
> authentication.  What you do is set up users in the "conf/tomcat-users.xml"
> file, and then define your security constraints in the web application
> deployment descriptor, as described in the Servlet API Specification.  This
> has
> not been extensively tested, and there's no further docs at this point.
> Experimentation and bug reports are welcome!
>
> Craig
>
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