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From Nicholas Sushkin <>
Subject Re: Authenticating a drop-in web-app
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2007 19:42:30 GMT

Updating your tomcat installation with custom components is most likely out 
of scope of Tomcat's application deployment. Perhaps you can offer your 
customers a customized tomcat installation kit with your JAAS jar 

On Monday 02 April 2007 13:19, Russ Sherk wrote: 

> Hi,
> I was looking into using Tomcat's (5.x) authentication for our
> web-app.  The web-app will be deployed in a single WAR file so the
> customers can drop it into their existing Tomcat installation.  The
> authentication needs to be done via our custom JAAS implementation
> which is packaged in a jar.  The authentication scheme is used by all
> of our standalone and web-apps.
> Now, I have go to the point where the app is configured to use JAAS
> but it requires that our JAAS implementation jar to be placed in
> $CATALINA_HOME/server/endorsed.  Which does not fit into our 'drop-in'
> deployment plan.
> Is it possible to either configure the WAR deployment to add the jar
> to the $CATALINA_HOME/server/endorsed directory without user/admin
> intervention?
> Regards,
> --Russ

Nicholas Sushkin, Senior Software Engineer

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