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Question about Authentication

Jack Lee
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
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I have been succeeded to apply the form-based authentication, but failed to apply the basic one.

Everytime I tried to access the constrainted resources, a blank page showed instead of an expected form for me to fill out. (I am using tomcat 5.5)

When I read the HFSJ book, I was uncertain about those authentication methods except the FORM-based one.

When the requested resource is constrainted, the web container sends back a response to request username and password. In such a case (except the Form-based), which is responsible to create the form for client to input the username and password? Does the web browser will automatically creat one? or Tomcat create the form and send it back to the client with the 401 response code?


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Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Basic authentication does not work with forms. It shows a little dialog specifying the realm for which authentication is required, and two input fields for username and password.


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Celinio Fernandes
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Joined: Jun 28, 2003
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You get a pop up asking for login / password for all authentication methods except the FORM one where you define your login/error pages.


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