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From David Delbecq <de...@oma.be>
Subject Re: Use the tomcat authentification mecanisms in a webapp
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 09:25:22 GMT
Hello Poornachandran,

as i said webapp X manage authentification all by itself (basically
using it's own providers, so there is now security constraint and so on
in the web.xml, webapp does not use container managed security, and i
have no control over this, closed source webapp), but it provides an
extension mecanism (implement a given interface). I'd like to implement
a simple class that just do something like
tomcatContainer.checkCredentials(user,userprovidedpass), which will
check those credentials against configured realm. Or, if i have no other
choice, will instanciate the realm, configure it and use it. (I just
hope don't need to do that, this sound awfull).

So, obviously, in webapp, a request.getUserPrincipal() will always
return null.

Poornachandran a écrit :

> Hi David,
>
> I am just wondering after your app authenticates, are you able to get
> not-null from request.getUserPrincipal(). I understand this is how the
> container understands that user is logged on or not.
>
> Poorna
>
> David Delbecq wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I probably will have the following webapp structure to configure
>> - webapp X manage authentification all by itself (using forms and so on)
>> but provide a way to configure your own credential using a quite basic
>> checkPassword(user,pass) interface.
>> - Tomcat is able to authenticate all my users for now (connecting to a
>> ldap-like JNDI structure)
>>
>> Is there a way from the webapp to call tomcat api and have it check a
>> user/password according to configured realm?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
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