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Subject Re: Limiting access to resources, based on username, not on the user role
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:09:20 GMT
On 22/09/2011 23:03, Omar Belkhodja wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to create some kind of web application, that will provide access
> to sensitive data for users. Each user, should login first, then after that
> he will be able to display a set of pictures. So the url for pictures,
> should have a protected access, based on the user name. The problem is that
> :
> - the pictures will be added dynamically, into new directories, so I can't
> add a new rule dynamically to the web server to set a new login policy for
> the new directory
> - the access restriction in Tomcat is based on the user's role, not on the
> username. So if I want to restrict uri access, I will have to create a new
> role for each new user, and update the server configuration each time.
> Does anyone, know about a solution to this kind of situation ?
> Thanks !

You're going about this the wrong way.

Don't actually put the images in accessibly web directories, store them
somewhere else & forward to them via a mapping if the virtual URL passes


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