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From Ross Nicoll <>
Subject Re: Performing an action on form-based login
Date Tue, 24 May 2005 14:17:25 GMT
We're having more or less the same problem. Is there perhaps a chance
of a UserFormLoginListener in a future version of Tomcat? Anyone have
any advice on this?

Some reliable method for logging out a user would also be extremely useful.

On 5/22/05, Torsten Römer <> wrote:
> This question has been asked (and answered to) earlier, but I am still
> unsure:
> I am using container managed security with form-based authentication. I
> am really happy with how it works. But now I would like to perform an
> action when a user has authenticated, such as loading user preferences
> and store them in the session.
> First I thought I could use a HttpSessionListener for that. Now I know
> when a new session has been created, but what I am missing is the
> username. The only way to get it seems to be from a request using
> getRemoteUser(). Or am I wrong? I really hope I am...
> I read about setting up a filter but then read somewhere else that this
> is not reliable.
> I also found this article "Active Authentication"
> which sounds interesting but the
> link to the source code is broken, so I don't get how to implement that.
> Can someone help me out?
> Torsten
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