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Form Based Authentication in J2EE1.4

Nandita Das

Joined: Sep 12, 2004
Posts: 1
I studied Hanumant Deshmukh's book for 310-080 and the book does not contain the details of Authentication for J2EE1.4.
It's about a mock question from one of the web sites:

Which Basic Authentication type is optional for J2EE container?
Choices were HttpBasic Authentication, FormBased Authentication, HTTPS client Authentication and HTTP Digest Authentication.

I wonder if all Authentication types are optional or not. Any idea?
Chengwei Lee
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Joined: Apr 02, 2004
Posts: 884
FORM & Client-Cert authentication are inside the J2EE specs. Basic authentication is supported by all browsers/J2EE web containers. So that makes Digest authentication, the only that is optional.

[ September 12, 2004: Message edited by: Cheng Wei Lee ]

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S Subramonyan
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Joined: Aug 26, 2004
Posts: 52
I think its HTTP DIGEST authentication that is optional.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Form Based Authentication in J2EE1.4
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