I am implementing Acegi in my JSF application. If i register a new user in my application then i have to stop and restart the server inorder to authenticate that new user. Else it shows "user not found" message . Acegi retrieves all the authentication information from database while loading the application itself. It was not holding the newly registered user's details. i searched in the net and tried to instantiate the Acegi's application context from its xml files explicitly when a new user is activated. But it was not working. How can we add a new user to Authentication object??