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From Dennis Dai <>
Subject Re: Realm configuration not working
Date Thu, 05 Aug 2004 16:40:01 GMT
On 8/5/2004 9:26 AM, Ruth, Brice wrote:

> Greetings!
> I've recently decided to take advantage of Tomcat's authentication 
> mechanism, however, it doesn't appear to be working for me. I've 
> configured a Realm in my context (through the admin tool). It is a 
> DataSourceRealm.
> When I've tested everything, I keep getting pushed out to the error page 
> that I've configured in my login settings. Since I couldn't figure out 
> what was going on when I screwed up the debugging levels, I grabbed the 
> source and started stepping through it in my debugger. Here's where it 
> gets interesting. When gets the Realm to 
> authenticate against:
> Realm realm = context.getRealm();
> The Realm that is returned is Tomcat's global "UserDatabaseRealm" - not 
> my DataSourceRealm. At this point, its no wonder that the authentication 
> isn't succeeding!!
> Why isn't Tomcat using the Realm configured in the context?! This is on 
> Tomcat 5.0.27 under jdk 1.4.2.
> Any help would be appreciated!!

Make sure <resource-ref /> in web.xml is pointing to the correct 
resource (ie., the one in the context).

Dennis Dai

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