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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Using multiple login pages
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2011 17:48:10 GMT
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Martin,

On 10/4/2011 1:12 PM, appy74@dsl.pipex.com wrote:
> Before I look at the specification

:(

You should read the spec all the way through IMO. It's not that long,
it's well-written and readable by real humans (and not
techno-lawyers), and very informative.

> maybe I should clarify my question: can I have the login form 
> embedded in different pages?

You can put your login form wherever you want. Just be aware that the
container is going to intercept any non-authenticated access attempts
to protected resources and forward them to the one-and-only login page
you have configured in <form-login-page>.

> This way, there would be only one <login-config> element where re- 
> direction could resolve the welcome page issue once login is
> achieved.
> 
> Each page would then be able to direct  each of which calls the
> same login authentication, but

But what?

Your login.jsp page can forward/include anything it wants, as long as
none of the resources it tries to include/forward to are protected.

So, you can sniff the original request URI and serve-up whatever
flavor of login page you want. To see how to do *that*, I'm going to
make you read the spec :)

- -chris
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