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Typically fitlers are used for caching purpose, authentication puropose (as Bear already mentioned), compression purpose and etc.
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Why we have to use Filters for authentication? If I am configuring the DD with <login-config>BASIC/DIGEST</login-config>, it will take care of the authentication? Then Why we should use Filters for authentication?