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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: unix user auth within servlets/jsps?
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 11:52:24 GMT
I think there is a JAAS plugin which allows unix password authentication so 
using JaasRealm will probably be the way to go.

I think somewhere on there are some jsp / servlet mailing lists.


Kristian Rink wrote:
> - From a Perl programmers point of view, determining which folders to use
> might be an easy task doing some black text-processing magic using
> /etc/passwd, but that's somehow not the way, I guess. Besides this,
> users of course need to login to the site before they may up/download
> anything, so I need to authenticate them against the Unix-style user
> information stored locally. I'm not yet completely sure how to deal with
> this... So, two questions:
> * How to link a jsp/servlet-based app to any unix-based user management?
> Will I have to take a dive into JAAS for this, or is there a faster way?
> * Generally, since this is not really tomcat-related (just to the point
> that I'm using tomcat for this): Can anyone recommend a good
> mailing-list for j2ee newbies? :)

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