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I have an application where we have 2 types of users (general users & administrators). I have a very similar kind of login page for both. The only difference is the header portion which says General Login Page & Admin Login Page.
Now I want to achieve something like this when the request is a general request I want to show General Login Page. For this I have set the home.jsp in my Welcome page. This page redirects to a url like this action/GeneralAction whose url I have mapped in the url-pattern section of my web.xml like this <url-pattern>/action/*</url-pattern>
I am using FORM based authentication. So whenever from home.jsp the action gets called the user is prompted with a Login.jsp which i have specified in the <login-config> tag.
Till this its fine.
But now I want to show the admin login page. How can i configure this. Even if i have url pattern action specified in url-pattern say action/AdminAction how can i force the admin login page to the Administrators & not the general login page.