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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Question on SSL and Pragma in 7.x
Date Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:34:19 GMT
On 10/01/2014 22:46, Jeffrey Janner wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Thomas []
>> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 4:08 PM
>> To: Tomcat Users List
>> Subject: Re: Question on SSL and Pragma in 7.x
>> On 09/01/2014 18:22, Jeffrey Janner wrote:
>>> I'd like to verify something I think I'm seeing in Tomcat 7.x.
>> <snip/>
>>> Am I interpreting all that correctly?
>> See
>>> If I wanted to add a section that did use Tomcat Auth, would I
>>> need/want to add the appropriate Authenticator valve back to the
>> context.xml?
>> Only if you need to change the configuration of the Authenticator.
>> Tomcat adds the correct Authenticator automatically based on the <auth-
>> method> defined in web.xml
>> Mark
> Thanks Mark.  I will keep that in mind, but it looks like the defaults will do it from
now on.
> However, any idea about the last section of my post?
> Specifically, why the SSlAuthenticator was kicking in when the auth method was defined
as Basic?  (note, no SSL auth method was configured in the web.xml, but the SSLAuthenticator
was configured in the context.xml.)  Just curious about that.

If you explicitly add an Authenticator via context.xml then it will be
treated like any other valve and be invoked for every request.


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