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problem with security constraints

Sebastian Janisch
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i am trying to block the put and delete method on all incoming requests using a security constraint in the web.xml ..

for some reason however get post is blocked too

here is my tag

hope somebody can help


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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There are (at least) two implementations that deal with the security constraints in different ways.
1) If you don't specify a method, everybody can access it.
2) If you don't specify a method, nobody can access it.

While we could debate which is "more correct", you are stuck with the implementation chosen by your application server. In your case, that would be approach #2. Can you edit the web.xml to add an entry for get/post to allow the security you want?

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Sebastian Janisch
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i changed the dd to the following, but still got the same result: access denied

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