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From "yilmaz" <yil...@hwajet.com.tw>
Subject Re: form authentication
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2001 06:15:14 GMT
Well, i answer my own question,
after a long a fierce struggle i defeated  the problem.
I would never think about it , if i hadn't tried it,
so sometimes trial error method works better than all other methods.
The only mistake was the "Form" should have been written as "FORM"
in capital letters. Who could think of this?
I hope this way i helped those who have similar troubles.
Wish everyone a trouble-free day :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "yilmaz" <yilmaz@hwajet.com.tw>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 11:43 AM
Subject: form authentication


> hi everybody,
> can anyone please tell me how form authentication in tomcat 4 b7 works?
> so far i was using basic auth. without a problem.
> for some reasons i must use custom form auth. , so i decided to configure
my
> tomcat for form auth type.
> however i am having problems, and i can't find any docs about this.
> let me make my situation more clear:
> in tomcat/conf/web.xml i defined form type auth. as follows:
>
>   <login-config>
>     <auth-method>form</auth-method>
>     <form-login-config>
>  <form-login-page>/login.jsp</form-login-page>
>  <form-error-page>/error.html</form-error-page>
>  </form-login-config>
>   </login-config>
> where login.jsp is located under root directory.
> in tomcat/conf/tomcat-users.xml i added a user 'any' for
> anonymus access with a role 'any' as follows:
>
> <tomcat-users>
>   <user name="yilmaz" password="ay" roles="sman" />
>   <user name="yilmazay" password="ay" roles="admn,memb" />
>   <user name="member" password="member" roles="memb" />
>   <user name="any" password="any" roles="any" />
> </tomcat-users>
>
> i am using jdbc realm for authentication with a mysql at the backend.
> i don't think there is a problem with mysql, because it was working
> perfectly
> till now for basic type auth.
> in addition i defined form type authen. in root/web-inf/web.xml, too.
>
> i checked my logs, here is the related part:
>
> WebappLoader[]: Deploying class repositories to work directory
> D:\tomcat\work\localhost\_
> 2001-11-28 11:38:19 StandardManager[]: Seeding random number generator
class
> java.security.SecureRandom
> 2001-11-28 11:38:19 StandardManager[]: Seeding of random number generator
> has been completed
> 2001-11-28 11:38:19 ContextConfig[]: Cannot configure an authenticator for
> method Form
> 2001-11-28 11:38:19 ContextConfig[]: Marking this application unavailable
> due to previous error(s)
> 2001-11-28 11:38:19 StandardContext[]: Error initializing naming context
for
> context
> 2001-11-28 11:38:19 StandardContext[]: Context startup failed due to
> previous errors
>
> what else should i do, please help me with this?because i can't find any
> satisfactory expanation anywhere.
> thanks for your help
> best regards :)
>
>
>
>
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