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Using JAAS with different WebApp

Felix Ng

Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 9
My app already support JAAS

Now, I want to have my app sitting with another application (Liferay Portal). I know they are using JAAS too, and from now on, people with Auth. against their database.

My question is: How can my application detect which user had logged in? Is there anything to do with JAAS actually...
Jason Moors
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Joined: Dec 04, 2001
Posts: 188
What do you mean by 'My App' do you mean a Web Application i.e. an application with a web.xml? As Liferay is a Portal application which implements the JSR-168 Portlet specification so to put your application within Liferay your would need to convert your application to run as a Portlet.

The Portlet spec defined a PortletRequest object which has getUserPrincipal() method which can used to retrieve the JAAS Princple.


Felix Ng

Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 9
Thanks, this is very helpful :>
I agree. Here's the link:
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