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From Timothy Fisher <trfishe...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Client-Cert authentication with Tomcat 4
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2001 13:55:23 GMT
You will get prompted for your password by the browser
when using client-cert authentication.  The password
is necessary to unlock your private key.

Tim

--- Antony Bowesman <adb@teamware.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have followed the comments in server.xml to get
> SSL working and have
> set up the security example to have client-cert as
> the auth method in
> web.xml.  When I first connect to my host, the
> browser asks which
> certificate I want to send.  However, the browser
> then prompts me for a
> username/password (as in basic authentication) when
> I try to connect to
> the protected page.
> 
> I am using my own realm, however, from the Realm
> code, it seems that
> none of the realm implementations (including my own)
> implement the
> abstract getPrincipal)() method in RealmBase.java,
> i.e. they all return
> null so it seems that this will never work with the
> supplied realms.
> 
> Am I missing something, does anyone have this
> working?
> 
> Rgds
> -- 
> Antony Bowesman
> Teamware Group 
> adb@teamware.com
> phone: +358 9 5128 2562
> fax  : +358 9 5128 2705
> 
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