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From "Russ Sherk" <russ.sh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Authenticating a drop-in web-app
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2007 12:37:02 GMT
Thanks Nicholas,

I wanted to make sure before going ahead with our own implementation.
We currently ship a custom tomcat but customers are demanding the
ability to deploy our product in their existing corporate tomcat
servers.

Thanks again,

--Russ

On 4/2/07, Nicholas Sushkin <nsushkin@openfinance.com> wrote:
> Russ,
>
> 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
> preinstalled.
>
> 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
> http://www.openfinance.com http://www.wealthinformationexchange.com
>
>

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