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From Chong Yu Meng <>
Subject Re: Realm(?) authentication
Date Fri, 16 Apr 2004 04:36:59 GMT
Matthew Bechly wrote:

>Hi Tomcat users,
>I am a new user and have Tomcat 5.0.19 - windows. I only run one application
>which is running well on our intranet. I am thinking of giving external
>(outside my firewall) users access. I have configured Tomcat for SSL, no
>As added security, I wanted to authenticate (similar to manager) all Tomcat
>users (for any access, root and the webapps). I have read the How to's, and
>searched lists to no avail. I think I need to configure an <engine> Realm
>setup. I have configured my users for MemoryRealm.
>I was hoping somebody could point me in the direction of a 'step by step'
>for this. I have been playing around with the config files on and off for a
>week without success.
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Hi Matthew !

I've written one step by step for this. It's for Tomcat on Linux, but I 
don't think Windows is different at all, at least for the realm part. 
Can't say the same for the installation. You can view it at This is for JDBC 
realms, meaning that your user information (i.e. username, password) is 
stored inside a database. The database described in the example is 
Firebird (the Open Source branch of Interbase), but I think it should 
work for any database with a JDBC driver -- some tweaking required of 

Hope this helps !

pascal chong

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