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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: HTML 508 error with container authentication and virtual host
Date Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:47:33 GMT
André Warnier wrote:
> Hi.
> David Hoffer wrote:
>> I've added FORM container authentication with Tomcat and everything works
>> fine as long as users use the full URL to the app (URL in Tomcat's 
>> manager
>> app).
>> However users want to use a different URL based on a virtual host, e.g.
>>  It brings the users to the app no problem but then
>> when they try to login Tomcat reports a 508 error, how do I solve this?
>> The URL in the browser when this happens is
> 1) to save time to everyone in the end, please provide at least the full 
> version of Tomcat that you are using.
> 2) HTTP status code 508 indicates that some server resource limit has 
> been reached.  That points to some kind of infinite loop. That would 
> tend to hint at the fact that whatever your login form is pointing to, 
> maybe itself is a protected location and so on..
> 3) Anyway, your question above would be a lot clearer (and it would also 
> save time), if you copy and paste the content of your Tomcat's 
> "server.xml" file, below here :
> (please remove any comments and confidential information)

Addendum : I think that you should also provide a copy of your webapp's "WEB-INF/web.xml"

file here. Again, remove any passwords, real hostnames etc.. (but be consistent : replace

the same thing by the same thing always.)

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