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What is the authenticated entity in a web app?

Chulwoo Choi
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Joined: Apr 11, 2005
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Hello,

This is a rudimentary question but I�m not sure what the authenticated entity is in a web app. Is it the session or the object in which JAAS authentication occurred??

For example, consider a user who wants to access a secured EJB though a web application. A user would login in the JSF login page and the backing bean will authenticate the user using the JAAS API.
In this case, is the user considered authenticated as long as the session is alive?? Or is it only the backing bean object that can access the secured area??

Thanks for help in advance.
Chulwoo
 
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