tomcat-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From André Warnier>
Subject Re: user switching or application interacting with container based authentication
Date Thu, 24 May 2012 21:31:54 GMT
dirk ooms wrote:
> Chris, Andre,
> thanks for sharing your thoughts, it helped me to see things more clear.
> changing a user object in the session is something i already did. the
> problem with this was (and which was triggering my initial question) is
> that a new user could have access rights to more functionality than the
> first user, but that the access to this functionality is blocked by the
> container because of the role based security constraints i have defined
> in web.xml (the container does not know that there is a new user with
> other roles, so it still applying the access rules of the first user).
> anyway to move forward i decided to use the container-managed
> authentication just as yes/no to obtain access to the complete
> application and to move authorization to the application itself.

How about your barcode (or card or whatever) idea, to allow users to switch id on-the-fly

? I am curious as to how you implement that.

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message