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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Programmic login to tomcat using username and password
Date Thu, 06 Sep 2007 21:03:22 GMT
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David,

David Delbecq wrote:
> AFAIK, the J2EE specs does not allow 'spontaneous login' from
> webapplication and am not sure tomcat give provision for this.

I think it's more like "the J2EE specs do not require it, therefore
Tomcat has chosen not to implement it".

> Another possibility might be the use of
> http://securityfilter.sourceforge.net/ which mimic a container security
> mechanism (respect of web.xml rules, use of realms) but allows for more
> flexibility than pure j2ee specs.

It does. One of the things is allows is "spontaneous logins".

- -chris

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