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Using JAAS to authenticate tomcat users
Joined: Oct 18, 2004
Oct 19, 2004 12:01:00
I am aware that JAAS can be used to authenticate users on
. This normally involves a user id and a password.
We identify our users via user id, site id and password. Can JAAS be used to do this?
SCJP 1.1 (04/1999)
Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Oct 20, 2004 02:46:00
I'd read the
JAAS Reference Guide
if I were you, its very useful since there are more new concepts to grasp with JAAS than with some other API.
For your requirements you can write a
whose login method can use the three properties you need to authenticate someone.
We use JAAS with
currently (which uses Tomcat as its web container) to do our custom authentication.
Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Nov 23, 2004 06:40:00
you should have a look towards jGuard (
) which integrate JAAS into
webapps in a RBAC way.
It is sorta covered in the
JavaRanch Style Guide
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