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From Pid <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: Passing user id from web page to tomcat webapp
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:20:59 GMT
On 14/07/2011 15:04, David kerber wrote:
> On 7/14/2011 9:50 AM, André Warnier wrote:
>> David kerber wrote:
>>> I have a situation where my users will be logging into their pages on
>>> an IIS 5 web server, which authenticates them with their user ID and
>>> password as configured in IIS. This works fine.
>>>
>>> Now I need to add some new functionality to the web site that will be
>>> using my tomcat webapp, and I don't want them to have to authenticate
>>> again in my app, so I'm trying to figure out how to pass the user ID
>>> from the web page on IIS, to my webapp. I thought
>>> request.getRemoteUser() would do it, but that's returning null, rather
>>> than the loggged-in user ID.
>>>
>> You need to specify what you use to forward requests from IIS to Tomcat.
>> If you are using Isapi_Redirect, then set the attribute
>> "tomcatAuthentication" to false in the Tomcat AJP <Connector> (in
>> server.xml).
> 
> I'm not "forwarding" at all.  The call to tomcat from the IIS page is
> just the "action" parameter of the form.  The only connector is the
> standard http 1.1 connector.

If their username & password really is configured in IIS, were you
hoping that Tomcat would magically interface with that?   :s

Tomcat 7 has SPNEGO support, which might enable cross-server SSO, but
I'm speculating there.


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