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how to redirect to other URL ?

pingkan paula
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Joined: Sep 03, 2004
Posts: 117
I'm new to struts, I got a task in which i must redirect to other website when a user log out
This is the code which extends TilesRequestProcessor, can anyone give me some clue where in this code i should put a line to redirect user to other url? Any feedbacks will be fully appreciated


public class SmukAntamRequestProcessor extends TilesRequestProcessor {

protected boolean processPreprocess(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) {
boolean continueProcessing = true;
if (request.getServletPath().equals("/")
|| request.getServletPath().equals("/"))
return true;
HttpSession session = request.getSession();
//Check if userName attribute is there is session.
//If so, it means user has allready logged in
if (session != null &&
session.getAttribute(AppSmukConstants.SESS_USER_NAME) != null)
return true;
else {
try {
//If no redirect user to login Page
("/").forward(request, response);
} catch (Exception ex) {
return false;


protected boolean processRoles(HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response,
ActionMapping mapping)
throws IOException, ServletException {
// Is this action protected by role requirements?
String roles[] = mapping.getRoleNames();
if ((roles == null) || (roles.length < 1)) {
return (true);

HttpSession session = request.getSession();
if (session == null) return (false);
List rolesInSession = (List) session.getAttribute(AppSmukConstants.SESS_USER_ROLE);

// Check the current user against the list of required roles
for (int i = 0; i < roles.length; i++) {
if (rolesInSession.contains(roles[i]) ) {
if (log.isDebugEnabled()) {
log.debug(" User '" + request.getRemoteUser() +
"' has role '" + roles[i] + "', granting access");
return (true);

// The current user is not authorized for this action
if (log.isDebugEnabled()) {
log.debug(" User '" + request.getRemoteUser() +
"' does not have any required role, denying access");

getInternal().getMessage("notAuthorized", mapping.getPath()));

return (false);

Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
You don't need to extend the RequestProcessor just to redirect to a different site when the user logs out.

Just create a forward specifying the full URL of the link you want to forward to (including the HTTP://) and specify redirect="true". Then just find the forward and return it from the execute() method of your logout action as you would with any forward.

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