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Can't get past BASIC authentication

Paul Kemp
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Joined: Dec 03, 2008
Posts: 35
My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:

And my DD:

My index.html page has this link on it, to private/private-page.jsp.

I click on the link and I get the ugly grey box requiring me to enter a user name and password for BASIC authentication.
All is good.
I type in username = paul, password=kemp, but the grey box won’t let me through: the grey box just keeps on coming back.

What am I doing wrong?

Paul Kemp
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Joined: Dec 03, 2008
Posts: 35
I fixed this problem.

In case anyone else experiences this, the issue was not with the code.

I am using the Eclipse IDE, and starting and stopping the server with a Tomcat plugin. Whilst developing, I encountered the behaviour described above.

However, when I exported the project as a WAR file to the Tomcat directory, and started the Tomcat server from its bin folder, the program worked correctly.
Tuna Töre
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 219

Wooww Paul ...Did you solve this problem.
I had the same issue one month ago when I was studying security concepts... And I didn't find a solution for that(grey box never closed)...
I am now going to try your solution..

SCJP 6.0 + SCWCD 1.5
Tuna Töre
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 219

Yes this works for me too..
Moreover friends do not forget to copy your war file under webapps folder under apache tomcat... because eclipse put its project in a different folder like
I agree. Here's the link:
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