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From Pid <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: Configuring Embedded Tomcat
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:55:35 GMT
On 1/7/11 6:59 PM, Christopher Gross wrote:
> I've been looking around, but I can't seem to find somewhere that shows how
> you can configure Tomcat when you embed it into an application.
> 
> My code is like this:
> 
> public void start() throws Exception {
>    String hostname = System.getProperty("hostname");
>    int port = Integer.parseInt(System.getProperty("port"));
>    String path = System.getProperty("path");
>    Embedded embedded = new Embedded();
>    Engine engine = embedded.createEngine();
>    engine.setName("Monitor");
>    engine.setHostname(hostname);
>    Host host = embedded.createHost(hostname, path);
>    engine.addChild(host);
>    Context sp = embedded.createContext("/Monitor", path +
> "/webapps/monitor");
>    host.addChild(sp);
>    embedded.addEngine(engine);
>    InetAddress addr = null;
>    Connector connector = embedded.createConnector(addr, port, false);
>    embedded.addConnector(connector);
>    embedded.setName("WebServerThread");
>    embedded.start();
> }
> 
> It works fine as it is now, but I'd like to use Tomcat to authenticate
> users.  I'll make a separate app for basic users to use to just view a page,
> but give admins access to a more advanced page (the pages that I have now).
>  Should I be using a different module?  Is there a spot where the embedded
> Tomcat will look by default?

Container managed authentication & authorization is dependent on config
in web.xml, part of the application.

Tomcat needs a Realm against which users are configured.  Add a Realm to
the webapp/META-INF/context.xml or as a child of the Host.


p

> Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -- Chris
> 


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