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From John Hebert <>
Subject Re: tomcat-user.xml
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2001 16:41:54 GMT
Sankaranarayanan Ganapathy wrote:

> What is this file used for?

Provides basic security info when using servlets that provide logins via 
Basic or Form based authentication. Think of it as an example of how the 
real JDBCRealm database should be set up.

> What happens if tomcat is run without this file?

Nothing, if you don't hit a servlet that needs security. You will have 
to modify your server.xml as well.

> Can somebody explain?

Hope this helps just a bit.

John Alex Hebert
System Engineer

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