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Struts 2: HttpServletRequest is null

Rusty Enisin
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Joined: May 26, 2005
Posts: 107
Hi all. I have a Login action that gets intercepted by non other than LoginInterceptor. In the interceptor the username and password are checked. I can even print them in the logs to see that they are really there.

The interceptor returns
return invocation.invoke();

Then in the Login action username, password and HttpServletRequest are all null. I have setters for each. I am implementing ServletRequestAware.

Worst of all this was all working yesterday. This happened once before but then started working. Which all means I have no clue what I did or how to fix this.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Well, that or replaced...
Rusty Enisin
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Joined: May 26, 2005
Posts: 107
Ok. I got the answer. I will post it here in case someone else comes along.

I had my interceptors set up like this. The loginInterceptor is one that I wrote. But, being custom it bypasses Struts 2's way of populating the request and properties. Trade out this code for the following:


It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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