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Welcome file & resource constrained.

asce digia

Joined: Nov 29, 2005
Posts: 2
Hallo folks.
I'd like to know whether is possible to constrain a welcome file.
More precisely: I constrained the welcome file ( index.jsp ). When type in the URL http:\\myHost:myPort\Webapp\ the resource isn't constrained, when I type the URL http:\\myHost:myPort\Webapp\index.jsp the resource is constrained.
I need to constrain the index.jsp and maintain it as welcome file.
Can you help me ?

Thanks a lot.
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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

by 'constrained' I assume you men you want users to log in before accessing this page? You may want to make the welcome page to be not restricted, and have it redirect to a non-welcome page that is.

eg if the 'welcome' page is welcome.jsp but the actual secured page is index.jsp, and index.jsp is not in the weclome list, you just have welcome.jsp redirect to the index.jsp page and it doesn't matter how they refer to the welcome page.

asce digia

Joined: Nov 29, 2005
Posts: 2
but is it possibile avoiding the redirect ? Only using declarative logic ( web.xml ) ?
I 'm working with a already-done web app so I'd like to modify the least possible.

thanks again.
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
Posts: 1510
You can configure the resource as secure via the DD and then require users to login before viewing. Search this forum or checkout the API for more info.

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