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From se...@gmx.ch
Subject Re: User-password from the HttpServletRequest
Date Wed, 02 May 2007 18:31:11 GMT

> Do you mean during the login process, or after it has been done?
I mean after the user has been logged in (form based login).

Have you an example how I can receive the password from the HttpServletRequest?

greets


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Datum: Wed, 02 May 2007 13:31:49 -0400
Von: Christopher Schultz <chris@christopherschultz.net>
An: Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Betreff: Re: User-password from the HttpServletRequest

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> Sam,
> 
> sebbo@gmx.ch wrote:
> > How can I get the password from the logged in user via the
> > HttpServletRequest in general? (I need the password in a servlet
> > filter to do some stuff)
> 
> Do you mean during the login process, or after it has been done?
> 
> Unless you can get a request object during the login process, you will
> only be able to get the user's password when using BASIC authentication
> (not FORM).
> 
> You'll need to get the "Authorization" header from the request and
> decode it to get the user's credentials. You can read all about HTTP
> auth in RFC 2617 (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2617.html) to determine
> how to interpret the data found there.
> 
> > And there some web server independent solution?
> 
> I assume that you mean /application server/-independent solution. Yes,
> all (compliant) Java application servers support the servlet API.
> 
> - -chris
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