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From "Cox, Charlie" <c...@cincom.com>
Subject RE: extending tomcat
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2003 13:52:03 GMT
for #2, try a valve. for #3, you can ask on tomcat-dev or open an
enhancement request in bugzilla.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Klancer [mailto:calhoun@calhoun.plus.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 5:38 AM
> To: 'Tomcat Users List'
> Subject: RE: extending tomcat
> 
> 
> I can't be of much help here, but as for question 1, someone recently
> told me that you cannot access the Request object from a 
> Realm except in
> Tomcat v5. An Authenticator does have access to the Request object, so
> perhaps you can use that to your advantage somehow in your custom
> SingleSignOn authenticator.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Riyaz Mansoor [mailto:rmanchu@yahoo.com] 
> > Sent: 30 April 2003 03:30
> > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: extending tomcat
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > hi. i'm trying to modify/extend tomcat for a custom portal 
> > [type] application. users logon via a custom SingleSignOn for 
> > all applications on that instance of tomcat.
> > 
> > 1) my custom Principal used for authentication requires the 
> > properties found on the "request" object, namely IP Address 
> > and Host name for logging purposes. however, i cannot [seem 
> > to] find a method by which these properties can be set at 
> > login time. the Realm interaface or the RealmBase do not have 
> > methods to set a "request" object. is this possible?
> > 
> > 2) i need something higher than Filters to do common tasks 
> > for all applications on my tomcat instance. is this possible 
> > by, say, extending some catalina class? if so, could u please 
> > point me in that direction? again i need access to the 
> > "request", "response" objects.
> > 
> > 3) comment/suggestion: tomcat instances [CATALINA_BASE] do 
> > not currently support the /server/* or the /common/* 
> > directories on the tomcat instance
> > (_BASE) itself. are there plans to do this? for someone such 
> > as myself who extend classes/lib found under /server and 
> > /common this would be invaluable because i can keep the 
> > custom classes in my tomcat instance rather than getting the 
> > admin to put it in the actual tomcat installation. a 
> > classloader hierarchy which looks at the _BASE first and then 
> > _HOME would work fine for me. even for the /shared folder.
> > 
> > please comment.
> > 
> > thanx
> > 
> > riyaz
> > 
> > 
> > 
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