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From "Langas de los Langas" <>
Subject Form-based authentication and WML
Date Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:09:13 GMT
Hi to everyone. I'm developing a JSP application with form-based 
authentication (with user data stored in an OpenLDAP directory) running in 
Tomcat 5.5. The application has two features: a web portal and a WAP portal. 
The file web.xml is configured with the necessary security constraints. For 
the web portal, I use the typical authentication form:

<form action="j_security_check" method="post" name="loginForm" 
target="_self" class="Estilo2" id="loginForm">
<input type=text class="Estilo2" name="j_username" size=30>
<input type=password name="j_password" class="Estilo2" id="passwordUsuario" 

Problems arrive when I try to emulate this in my WML code. Since WML doesn't 
have proper "forms", I don't know how to pass the parameters to the security 
check process:

Login: <input emptyok="false" name="j_username" type="text" 
Contrase&#241;a: <input emptyok="false" name="j_password" type="password" 
<a href="j_security_check">Entrar</a>

This is not a form (just two inputs and an anchor, not related to each 
other). I can retrieve the values the user types (j_username and j_password) 
with WML variables, but I don't know how I can send them to 
j_security_check. I have (extensively) searched the web and FAQs for more 
information on j_security_check, and for people who has similar problem, but 
I have been simply unable to find anything related to my problem. Anybody 
can recommend me some documentation which helps me to figure out the way 
j_security_check receives and treats the parametes j_username and 
j_password? I think I would be able to cope with the problem if I had some 
enlightenment on that subject. Thanks in advance.

(note: I'm from Spain, so excuse me for my misspellings and grammar 
mistakes; especially prepositions!)

Dale rienda suelta a tu tiempo libre. Mil ideas para exprimir tu ocio con 
MSN Entretenimiento.

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