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From "Thomas Muller" <>
Subject Tomcat 3.2.1: Basic authentication and Win 2000
Date Mon, 17 Feb 2003 10:20:46 GMT

When I try to apply basic authentication to an area, Win 2000 pops up with a
login dialog that requires windows credentials (or something). It seems like
Windows refuses do allow Tomcat to do authentication alone. Without any
knowledge of Tomcat internals, I guess it's the AccessInterceptor that
controls the behaviour (or at least tries to):

<RequestInterceptor className="org.apache.tomcat.request.AccessInterceptor"

I've tried to define the windows login credentials in tomcat-users.xml,
allow the actual Tomcat service to run as that user etc etc. Nothing helps.
Can't log in.


		<web-resource-name>Protected Area</web-resource-name>



    <!-- Default login configuration uses BASIC authentication
	<realm-name>Basic Authentication Area</realm-name>

How can I instruct win 2000 (or Tomcat) to override the OS specific

Any input on this would be much appreciated.



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