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From Tim Funk <funk...@joedog.org>
Subject Re: web.xml question
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 15:34:25 GMT
Security constraints are only imposed on the incoming URL.

Long story short - you'll need to place the entire webapp in SSL. There is no 
clean way to use declarative statements to force the login to be SSL and the 
rest of the webapp be nonssl.

-Tim

Klotz Jr, Dennis wrote:

> Hello all. I hope your day is going well.
> 
> I need your help.
> 
> I cannot get a forms based login page to use SSL when I think I've setup
> the web.xml correctly. 
> 
> Why doesn't my login.jsp use HTTPS when tomcat is invoking it for
> authorization? (more details at the bottom)
> 
> Here are the relevant sections of my web.xml:
> 
> -----------------------------------------
> 
> <!-- BEGIN_LOGIN_SECURITY -->
>    <security-constraint>
>     <web-resource-collection>
>       <web-resource-name>Login page</web-resource-name>
>       <url-pattern>/login.jsp</url-pattern>
>       <http-method>GET</http-method>
>       <http-method>POST</http-method>
>     </web-resource-collection>
> 
>     <!--   Enable this for SSL -->
> 
>     <user-data-constraint>
>       <transport-guarantee>CONFIDENTIAL
>       </transport-guarantee>
>     </user-data-constraint>
>   </security-constraint>
> 
>   <!-- END_LOGIN_SECURITY -->
> 
>   <!-- ======================================= -->
> 
>   <!-- LOGIN AUTHENTICATION -->
>   <!-- Form authentaication requires SSL -->
>        <login-config>
>            <auth-method>FORM</auth-method>
>            <realm-name>Application</realm-name>
>            <form-login-config>
>                <form-login-page>/login.jsp</form-login-page>
>                <form-error-page>/error_401.html</form-error-page>
>            </form-login-config>
>        </login-config>
> 
> 
> 
>   <security-constraint>
>     <web-resource-collection>
>       <web-resource-name>VoIP Monitor Applications</web-resource-name>
>       <url-pattern>/CallQDiagnostics.jsp</url-pattern>
>       <url-pattern>/report_index.jsp</url-pattern>
>       <url-pattern>/CallQAnalysis.jsp</url-pattern>
>       <url-pattern>/index.jsp</url-pattern>
>       <http-method>GET</http-method>
>       <http-method>POST</http-method>
>     </web-resource-collection>
> 
>     <auth-constraint>
>       <role-name>monitor_tier1</role-name>
>       <role-name>monitor_guest</role-name>
>       <role-name>monitor_admin</role-name>
>       <role-name>monitor_tier3</role-name>
>     </auth-constraint>
> 
>     <!--   Enable this for SSL -->
> 
>     <user-data-constraint>
>       <transport-guarantee>NONE
>       </transport-guarantee>
>     </user-data-constraint>
> 
>   </security-constraint>
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> So here is what happens. I type the full URL to the CallQAnalsysis.jsp
> (for example) and the login.jsp is invoked BUT it has NOT been
> redirected to the HTTPS connector (which is enabled and working).
> 
> Now if I type the address of the login.jsp directly, then the connection
> is redirected over HTTPS. 
> 
> Why doesn't the login.jsp use HTTPS when tomcat is invoking it for
> authorization?
> 
> Any help figuring out what I am doing wrong is greatly appreciated.
> 
> 

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