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From "Mario Ivankovits" <>
Subject Re: Certificate Athentication + Authorization to services
Date Mon, 30 Jun 2003 18:11:55 GMT
> What I can't find, is how to get the User-Identity from the Certificate
> in the Browser that establishes a connection???
> I would need the  "Distinguished name of the Client-certificate" in a
> session-parameter.
> Which further on would direct what authorities corresponding  user has in
> Server-system.

You could use a realm which already does this by using an LDAP Server. See
attachements from
Or build your own realm based on this example.

However, i recommend you to use a realm, so you could use all the tomcat
authentication and security stuff.


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