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From Antonio Fiol BonnĂ­n <>
Subject Re: getRemoteUser is returning null
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2003 06:12:43 GMT
AFAICT, getRemoteUser() returns a user name only if that user name has 
been sent via HTTP. Not with certificates.

For certificates, see my post 1 minute ago.

Antonio Fiol

seera naveen wrote:

>When I try to retrieve request.getRemoteUser() in
>Tomcat 4.1.24, it is returning null.  I am not using
>any of Realms, but I am having my own logging
>mechanism. (checking usernames/passwords against LDAP
>manually).  Why is this behaving like this?  Am I
>doing something wrong?
>Also, can any body tell me what exactly is Digital key
>authentication.(because we use certificates for
>authentication.  Does this means authenticating users
>against LDAP also?)
>Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in
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