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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Extra fields in form authentication
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:44:20 GMT
Diego Manilla Suárez wrote:
> Hi. I need two extra fields in my login form, other than j_username and
> j_password. The problem is that these extra fields doesn't seem to be
> forwarded to the original requested URL. Right now I've implemented my
> own Authenticator, which extends
> org.apache.catalina.authenticator.FormAuthenticator and overrides its
> authenticate method, iterating over the request parameters and storing
> them on a map in the session.
> Is there a simpler and/or nicer way to do what I want?

Take a look at

I haven't used it, but from the posts I have seen on this list, there
is a good chance it will do what you want. It also has the added
advantage that it will be portable between containers.


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