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From Fernando Padilla <>
Subject Re: Help: database user authentication how-to.
Date Thu, 15 Feb 2001 16:21:10 GMT

I've been looking at the code in Tomcat 3.2, there is no JDBCRealm
present.  Do I need to be looking at Tomcat 4.0?  Apologies for the stupid


On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Christian Rauh wrote:

> Dear People,
> I am totally confused on how to proceed with the user authentication in
> my web application. I will try to state my problem briefly:
> I have a web application that has FORM security. I need to create a way
> for users to create an account that gives them access to the web
> application. Optimally, the user/password/role info should be stored in
> a database.
> How can this be done as closely as possible to the servlet/jsp
> specification? Is there a package written for this somewhere? I found
> something about JDBC real in the server.xml file, is it what I seek?
> Note that I also need this to be integrated with the web engine (Apache
> preferably). 
> I have seen that app servers like weblogic´s have a user authentication
> scheme exactly like the one I seek but I want a non-proprietary, low
> cost solution.
> Any direction would be much appreciatted since I am really not knowing
> what to do regarding this matter.
> Thanks in advance,
> Christian Rauh
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