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Help needeed on URL and URLConnection classes

praveen sainath
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Joined: Nov 28, 2006
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Hi ppl,
I have an requirment to call an servlet from a jsp, but that servlet requires authentication, i have the user information in the jsp.
My requirment is to connenct to the servlet with user information to login first, using URL or URLConnection classes and then using the same connection I have to call the servlet again with different parameters..

for example ,
If "/publish" is my servlet I will pass
?module=com.med.phd.LoginModule&action=verify&user=xxx&password=yyy
first
and then
call the same "/publish" servlet with different set of parameters

Can anyone help me on this pls..it is very urgent!!!
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Ben Souther
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Originally posted by praveen sainath:
...Can anyone help me on this pls..it is very urgent!!!


praveen sainath,
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William Brogden
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I have an requirment to call an servlet from a jsp, but that servlet requires authentication,


What does the servlet do once it has authenticated a user?

If it creates a session, the cookie identifying that session will be passed back in the response to the authentication request. Your task will be to locate that cookie and send it with subsequent requests so the servlet will consider the user authenticated.

The open source HttpClient toolkit might be what you need, or you can try to handle the cookie directly by examining the header sent in the response.

Note: if the url you address starts with http:// you will actually be dealing with a HttpURLConnection - see the java.net package documentation.

Bill
Ulf Dittmer
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I'm confused. Does "calling the servlet from a JSP" mean that the URL is part of a link or form submit on a web page? If so, how would you use client-side Java classes?

Can you pass all required parameters to the LoginModule URL, and have that forward the request to whichever servlet it's supposed to go to?


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