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sharathchandra sabbani

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 13

I'm new to struts...I want to create a login page with the username and pwd, these both values are to be checked with the database username and pwd.Please help how to write the code for it...Thankyou...
prakash chauhan
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Joined: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 81
Can be done using declarative security (using DD) and having the Authenticatio type set to Basic or Form and defining your own Realm for the user-pwd database however as i know of programmatic security , you can create an actionservlet lets say LoginSevlet and in the execute you can call a method(helper)that checks for user authentication:
(if somebody knows how to use Declarative Security without using the tomcat-users.xml file , i ll appreciate that)
The code should look something like this

class LoginServlet extends Action{
ActionForward execute(ActionMapping map, ActionForm form,HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res) throws Exception{
LoginForm loginForm=(LoginForm)form;
String user=loginForm.getUser();
String pwd= loginForm.getPwd();
return map.findForward("Success");
return map.findForward("Failed");

private isAuthenticated(String user,Sring pwd){
//make database conection and verify user name-password
return true/false;


This LoginServlet will be called from the <html:form action="loginSerlet">
and should have the following mapping in struts-config.xml file

<forward name="Success" path="/pageOnSuccessfulLogon"/>
<forward name="Failed" path="/backtoLoginPage"/>


John Simpson

Joined: Sep 10, 2007
Posts: 25
Look at the struts samples code. Its all there, just take your time and read through it.
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