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httpunit sso login 401

Brian Zee

Joined: Jun 16, 2008
Posts: 2
I have the following code to do a sso login test for my company portal.
It's apache covalent ssl (mod sso) server and a ibm web portal.

I did the java keystore ok. This did work. Just sharing now.
package com.somewhere.test;

import com.meterware.httpunit.ClientProperties;
import com.meterware.httpunit.GetMethodWebRequest;
import com.meterware.httpunit.PostMethodWebRequest;
import com.meterware.httpunit.HttpUnitOptions;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebConversation;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebLink;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebRequest;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebForm;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebResponse;

import junit.framework.TestCase;
import junit.framework.TestSuite;

* SSO Test works, Apache server
* */
public class TestSSOLogin extends TestCase {
WebConversationconversation = new WebConversation();
WebRequestrequest = null;
WebFormform = null;
WebResponse response = null;
WebLink link = null;

String myResponseString = null;
String toFindOne = "forms[0].";
String toFindTwo = "passwd";
String mySubString = null;
String myUserText = null;
String myPassText = null;
String usernm = "MYUSERNAME";
String passwd = "MYPASSWORD";

int indexStart = 0;
int indexEnd = 0;

public static void main(String args[]) {;

public static TestSuite suite() {
return new TestSuite(TestSSOLogin.class);

public TestSSOLogin(String name) {

public void testLast() throws Exception {

System.out.println("--- Doing SSO Login Test --- ");
// yeah, output the headers to make debugging easy :-)

// setting some client properties, UserAgent is important!
ClientProperties cltprops = conversation.getClientProperties();
cltprops.setUserAgent("Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/HTTPUnit");
cltprops.setAcceptGzip(false); // for debug :-)
cltprops.setAutoRedirect(true); // we have to do a lot of redirects...
cltprops.setAcceptCookies(true); // and cookies also

// cltprops.setCookiePolicy(CookiePolicy.BROWSER_COMPATIBILITY);
// cltprops.setAutoRefresh(true);

request = new GetMethodWebRequest("");
// go to sso login page
response = conversation.getResponse(request);
myResponseString = response.getText();
assertEquals("check page title", "SSO User Authentication", response.getTitle());
// response = response.getLinkWith("reload").click();
System.out.println("content type is " + response.getContentType());
// parse this to get the correct field names for the dynamic userid and passwd fields
// System.out.println("Login form getResponseBodyAsString: " + myResponseString);
// our username and password text fields have an dynamic id number attached
indexStart = myResponseString.indexOf(toFindOne);
indexEnd = myResponseString.indexOf(toFindTwo);
System.out.println("found start index " + indexStart);
System.out.println("found end index " + indexEnd);
mySubString = myResponseString.substring(indexStart + 9, indexEnd);
myUserText = mySubString + "userid";
myPassText = mySubString + "passwd";

form = response.getForms()[0];
form.setParameter(myUserText, usernm); // INSERT USERNAME HERE
form.setParameter(myPassText, passwd); // INSERT PASSWORD HERE

WebRequest postrequest = new PostMethodWebRequest("");
postrequest.setParameter(myUserText, usernm);
postrequest.setParameter(myPassText, passwd);
// note some sso logins also use a hidden value, ours does not
response = conversation.getResponse( postrequest );
// note Kookie spelled as such only for posting to forum
assertNotNull("check cookie", conversation.getKookieValue("jwsSession"));
System.out.println("cookie is " + conversation.getKookieValue("jwsSession").toString());

// now goto page of our web application
WebRequest newrequest = new GetMethodWebRequest("");
// put cookie again before sending - VIP!
conversation.putKookie("jwsSession", conversation.getKookieValue("jwsSession").toString());
response = conversation.getResponse(newrequest);

myResponseString = response.getText();
System.out.println("my html check " + myResponseString);
assertEquals("page title check", "Home ", response.getTitle());

[ June 27, 2008: Message edited by: Brian Zee ]
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Brian Zee

Joined: Jun 16, 2008
Posts: 2
The code above works. Fyi I may do it later using jwebunit since that uses htmlunit and not httpunit, as htmlunit is newer.
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[ June 27, 2008: Message edited by: Brian Zee ]
[ July 11, 2008: Message edited by: Brian Zee ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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