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Logging in an application from a cookie using JAAS

Dimitris Karageorgopoulos
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Joined: Oct 11, 2010
Posts: 11
Dear all,

I have a JSF application that uses JAAS and j_security_check (using database stored login and passwords) to let the users log in.
However, the application will be used by elderly users with a remote control and need to remove the need to make the users fill in the login/ password with the keyboard.

Do you know I can create cookies and use them at authentication time to retrieve the login and password?
Paul Sturrock
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Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Yes you could, but would single sign on not be an easier option and more secure option?


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Dimitris Karageorgopoulos
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Joined: Oct 11, 2010
Posts: 11
For the time being strict security is not an issue. Usability is our main concern
 
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