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From Adam Hardy <>
Subject Re: servlet sendRedirect() to j_security_check problem (remember me)
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 23:21:00 GMT
are you really managing to post a form to j_security_check without 
invoking it first, or is that some sort of black magic you've cooked up?

Or have I just misunderstood what Chris said?


On 12/03/2003 09:24 PM Matt Raible wrote:
> Chris,
> I found your post at  
> msg111700.html and I'm cc'ing the list in case anyone else is  
> interested in this info (I'm not subscribed).
> I've actually improved the "Remember Me" feature a fair amount since I  
> posted to the Tomcat User list.  The sendRedirect works, however, it  
> (in some browsers) puts the URL (with password) into the address bar.   
> This isn't a big deal IMO since it's the user that just logged in and  
> they don't mind seeing their own passwords.  However, the URL tends to  
> show up in server log files which can be a security hole.  Because of  
> this, I changed to using an HTTP Post with Jakarta Common's HttpClient.  
>  I also moved my form-login-page and form-error-page into a "security"  
> folder and then set my cookies for the /appname/security path rather  
> than / - this makes it so the user/pass cookies are more secure and can  
> only be retrieved when logging in, rather than for any URL in the site.
> That being said, I've updated one of my sample apps with these changes  
> and you can download it if you'd like:
> Here's my updated LoginServlet that does an Http Post instead of a Get:
> HTH,
> Matt
> On Dec 3, 2003, at 12:52 PM, Chris Ward wrote:
>> Hi Matt,
>> Sorry for sending unsolicited email but I've been looking at some
>> of your postings to Tomcat-User and wondered if I could ask a
>> couple of questions.  I've tried posting to list but had no response
>> from anyone there.
>> Specifically, it's regarding your "remember me" login stuff.  If this
>> is a pain feel free to ignore this email.
>> Best regards
>> Chris
>> p.s. My question the list was under the subject
>> "servlet sendRedirect() to j_security_check problem"

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