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From Antony Bowesman <...@teamware.com>
Subject Re: Sense of realm element in login-config
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:49:10 GMT
dirk.dussart@pwc.be wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Can anyone explain the use of realms in basic authentication.
> One can specify the name of a realm in the login-config of
> the web.xml but apparently this is not used since there is no
> standard JAVA API to pass this the servlet container. What is
> the sense of having it when it is not really used?

This is the realm name shown in the browser.

See section 'SRV.12.5.1 HTTP Basic Authentication' and 'SRV.13
Deployment Descriptor' of servlet spec.  

Rgds
Antony

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