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Hi, I am trying to experiment with servlet filters. I have written a simple form based authentication in WSAD 5.0 that posts the j_securitycheck action . I have a scenario where the user is already in session. How do I get the user session information (I want the UserID) so that I can append (modify) it to the request header of a request when I invoke an application that needs the userid. What kind of a servlet filter do I use to modify the request? I believe I need to put a HttpRequestWrapper around the original request and use methods such as getRemoteUser to supply the user from the filter. But I am not sure. Thanks
Abid Sami<br />SCJP,SCWCD
Joined: Jul 25, 2005
Specifically I need to get the userId that had been posted from the j_security check action by the form based login (WSAD 5.0). Once I get the username from the session I need to "append" it to the request for an application which is a Servlet. But I am not able to get good examples how to do that especially on request wrappers.(are they any links?) I have got the basic logic down here but can you help me fine tune it.
In the domethod () I suppose I have to do this RequestDispatcher rd = hrequest.getRequestDispatcher(�HS�); //HS is mapped to handle servlet where I the request need to go