This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Some sites would store the user credential in cookie so that by sending the stored cookie, the user doesn't have to login again the next time. Javaranch and many BBS sites are examples. But, how can I implement such a feature if I also want to use container managed authentication?
But the point is how could I trigger the container's authentication mechanism by using cookies? Normally, I need to request a constrained page before being forwarded to the login page defined in web.xml and I have to post to j_security_check with proper j_username & j_password parameters. All these can't be invoked by cookies.
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