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From Eli Chernos <>
Subject Tomcat 7 authentication error only with IE8 or IE7
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:52:48 GMT
Hi all,

I have migrated a Tom Cat 6.0.14 server running on Windows 2003 server to a
Windows 2008 server running Tom Cat 7.0.0.
Every thing is running great except for when I try to access a restricted
folder(password protected) configured with (POST method).
When I try to access a restricted folder the login page is displayed like it
should and when I enter the correct user name and password I'm forwarded to
the requested page.

The issue is that once I do this with ie8 or ie7 I receive a:

HTTP Status 408 - The time allowed for the login process has been exceeded.
If you wish to continue you must either click back twice and re-click the
link you requested or close and re-open your browser

and on the address bar the /j_security_check is displayed after the
requested URL.

I should note that it's definitely not a timeout issue, the setting is
default (30) I believe.
I copied the tomcat-users.xml and web.xml exactly as they where on the old
machine, in addition when I try to access the same page with FireFox or
Chrome or any other browser there is no problem at all

The only clue I was able to find was in the logs, saying:

Line 86: INFO: WARNING: Security role name ***** used in an
<auth-constraint> without being defined in a <security-role>

Any ideas guys?
Any help would be really appreciated as I have no clue what might be the
cause of this .

Thanks & Regards
Eli C

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