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From Reinhard Moosauer ...@moosauer.de>
Subject Re: reg. custom security
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:15:50 GMT
Hi Poorna,

you must have access to the manager-application. Otherwise you could not 
deploy/restart your webapp. Don't you?

If you have access to the manager-webapp, you can deploy a context.xml-file 
along with your realm. Please see
http://yourserver:8080/manager/html/

->Install->XML config URL

You have to write a file like this:
(myapp.xml)

        <Context displayName="my fine app"
              path="/my"
              docBase="d:/workspace/myapp"
              cookies="true"
              debug="0"
              reloadable="false" swallowOutput="true"
              cachingAllowed="true"
              useNaming="true">
<Realm className="org.apache.catalina.realm.MemoryRealm" debug="1"
          pathname="d:/private/tomcat-users.xml" />
        </Context>

Please try it

regards,

Reinhard


Am Dienstag, 21. Februar 2006 08:04 schrieb Poornachandran:
> Hi Mark,
>
> Thank you for your reply.
>
> I understand that context.xml has to be kept in
> $CATALINA_HOME\conf\[hostname] directory. But, I cant even access the
> tomcat folders. Can I somehow manage security within my application
> scope only?
>
> Poorna
>
> Mark Thomas wrote:
> >Poornachandran wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I am in a kind of a strange situation. Basically, I need to implement
> >>security using Form Based authentication in one of my webapps. But, the
> >>catch here is that I cannot access any of the server's configuration
> >>files. I can only work with my app specific files.
> >
> >Can you use a context.xml file? If so, you could define your realm in
> >there.
> >
> >Mark
> >
> >
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