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From Rick Roberts <techi...@ait-web.com>
Subject Re: getRemoteUser()
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 15:12:30 GMT

Have you set up your Tomcat container managed security?

http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.1-doc/realm-howto.html

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* Rick Roberts                            *
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* http://www.ait-web.com                  *
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Johnson, David wrote:
> I'm having some difficulty making the getRemoteUser() method work. It's
> possible I have missed the point of this method, but I'll explain what
> I'm trying to do anyway.
> 
> I'm using mod_jk to map the url /lemons to a servlet which is running on
> Tomcat 1.4.27. I've got mod_jk set up okay and the mapping works fine:
> 
> JkMount /lemons ajp13
> 
> I have then set up a Limit directive in my apache configuration for the
> url, thus:
> 
> <Location /lemons>
>   <Limit GET PUT POST>
>     require user dave
>   </Limit>
> </Location>
> 
> This works as expected. If I go to this url I am prompted for a username
> and password. If I enter dave and the correct password then the request
> is passed through to my servlet. If I enter an incorrect username and
> password I get our server's authentication/authorization failed page and
> it doesn't get anywhere near the servlet.
> 
> Within my servlet I then want to use getRemoteUser() method of the
> HttpServletRequest object to obtain the username which was supplied.
> Whenever I try this though, it always returns null. The request does
> contain an authorization header, but I can't seem to get a username out
> of it.
> 
> Any ideas please? (If I need to RTFM, please point me in the right
> direction.)
> 
> Thanks, Dave
> 
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