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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClana...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat & alternative authentication
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2001 21:03:54 GMT
An additional info source that documents how container managed security works
(across all servlet containers, not just Tomcat) is the servlet 2.2
specification, which you can download at:

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

Craig McClanahan


Ted Husted wrote:

> > I _don't_ understand what all is meant by all the authentication
> methods given (FORM vs BASIC).
>
> FORM means you have your own method, that you are collecting logins via
> HTML forms, and storing it in the servlet session context.
>
> BASIC means you are using the built-in HTTP method, and checking the
> headers for login information.
>
> For some background on authentication with Tomcat, see also
>
> <
> http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/jakarta-tomcat/src/doc/JDBCRealm.howto
> >
>
> <
> http://www.mail-archive.com/tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org/msg03534.html
>
>  >
>
> and ProtectedPage - chapter 3 of Marty Hall's Core Servlets and JSP
> (www.coreservlets.com).
>
> -- Ted Husted, Husted dot Com, Fairport NY USA.
> -- Custom Software ~ Technical Services.
> -- Tel 716 425-0252; Fax 716 223-2506.
> -- http://www.husted.com/
>
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