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Single sign on between webapp and java app

John Lindwall
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Joined: May 29, 2002
Posts: 31
Is it possible to have single sign on capability between a webapp and a java application? The java application communicates to the same app server as the webapp.

Use case:
1. User successfully logs into the web application, providing user name and password
2. User clicks a link in the web application that fires up a java application on their desktop (via Java Web Start)
3. The java application magically performs single sign on and is given access to the server resources. The java application is running as the same user that originally logged into the web application in step 1.

Basically we wish to avoid popping up a login dialog from the java application in which the user would be forced to re-enter the user name and password that they previously entered to login to the web app.

If it matters we're using WebLogic 6.1.

Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
u can incorporate full-fledged single-signon tools from sun/ibm etc to accomplish this.

U can also write ur own proprietary stuff to take care of this issue.

I am not sure of a open-source project that will take care of this.see this also.

SCJP, blog
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