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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Backend Cookie Validation
Date Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:10:26 GMT
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Martin,

On 11/9/2010 3:30 PM, Martin Uria wrote:
> I am trying to have a cookie validated in Tomcat against a mysql
> entry, if it validates it should proceed to the requested resource,
> and if not, it should redirect to a different page (which writes the
> cookie on successful login).  The idea is to have tomcat somehow
> capture the http request, check for the cookie presence, capture the
> cookie contents and compare them against the db (I already have
> this), and proceed with the request if everything checks out, or
> redirect to a login page (which is outside of the tomcat app, I think
> it is running on rails).
> 
> Any ideas on how to do this?

This what javax.servlet.Filter was made for. You will have to write your
own code to do the checking and the redirecting.

- -chris
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