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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: Still having problem retrieving user value from ISAPI Filter for authentication
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:45:45 GMT
On 23.06.2010 09:51, Pid wrote:
> On 23 Jun 2010, at 02:40, Rainer Jung<>  wrote:
>> On 22.06.2010 21:59, Marc Boorshtein wrote:
>>>> Unless you are going to authenticate via one of Tomcat's authentication methods;
BASIC, FORM, etc, then getRemoteUser() is going to return null.
>>>> You'll need to add a security constraint, login-config and security-role
to your web.xml to test getRemoteUser(); in just Tomcat.
>>> This shouldn't be the case since she put tomcatAuthentication="false"
>>> tomcat should be taking the username from the JK_REMOTE_USER
>>> attribute.
>>> Have you tried a wireshark packet capture?
>> The log file of the ISAPI redirector she presented already contains a dump of the
AJP packet the redirector is going to send out. The dump shows the correct user string contained
in the packet.
>> I've got no idea what's wrong here.
> Would you expect the user value normally to be set as another (REMOTE_USER type) header

No, it gets send as an AJP specific request attribute that the AJP 
connectors know about. It's not an HTTP header.



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