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JAAS Kerberos login on WebSphere

David Tsai

Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 1

I'm attempting JAAS login on WebSphere using Kerberos.
Running my code as a standalone Java application, my program runs without errors. My login.conf file is

However, when I tried running my code as a web service, I run into trouble. I've tried testing new login module configurations both in the login.conf file and in administrative console; the ones I've tested include:

1) required;
2) required delegate =;
3) required delegate =;

None of them seem to work. Note that I have changed my code so that it is compliant with WebSphere:

My code always crashes on the last line, usually with a Preauthentification Failed error. I'm thinking that perhaps by doing doing WSLogin/WSCallbackHandlerImpl/WSSubject that somehow I am no longer authenticating with kerberos but am instead authenticating with something in Websphere.

Any ideas on how I fix this would be greatly appreciated.
[ August 25, 2004: Message edited by: David Tsai ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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