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From Kris Easter <>
Subject Re: tomcat security authenticator
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:51:58 GMT

> I think, if I replace the FormAuthenticator with an descendant, it'll
> solve the problem.
> To extend FormAuthenticator is simple, but how can I make Tomcat to use it?

I tested this out at one time but it was never placed in production.  My
terse notes, which might be leaving something out, on doing this are:

In web.xml define auth-method as:


Extract org/apache/catalina/startup/ from
catalina.jar add line:


Update catalina.jar

jar -uf catalina.jar


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