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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: ServletFilter on j_security_check
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2004 12:29:39 GMT
The Sun spec team has said that filters can't be applied to j_security_check.


Frank Febbraro wrote:

> Using Tomcat 4.1.x
> In looking at the source it seems that there is no simple way to hook into the Login
process to get notified of successes or failures (dammit). So I was attempting to servlet
filter the j_security_check and do my own pre/post processing. However I am unable to filter
it. Is this URL specifically ignored by the filtering mechanism?
> My web.xml file looks as such...
>  <filter>
>   <filter-name>login</filter-name>
>   <filter-class>raider.portal.servlet.LoginFilter</filter-class>
>  </filter>
>  <filter-mapping>
>   <filter-name>login</filter-name>
>   <url-pattern>/j_security_check</url-pattern>
>  </filter-mapping>
> Kinda running out of options at this point, anyone else had a problem similar to needing
to audit the login results? 
> Thanks in advance,
> Frank

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