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Murtuza Akhtari
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I am using form based authentication for my application. I have a page viewSummary.htnl in a folder called "secure". To access this page users have to logon. but whn i click on a link for the viewSummary page. It does not take me to the login sends me directly to the viewSummary.html

my login-config is as follows:

Also if i run my login page directly and put in username and password...i get a ServletNotFoundException : FormLoginServlet
the stack trace is as follows:

Please help me....been at it since the last 2 days

Thanks in advance

---<br />SCJP 1.4
Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
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That looks suspiciously like a CLASSPATH problem or a similar issue.

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
Murtuza Akhtari
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Joined: Aug 07, 2004
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got rid of the ServletNotFoundException.....seems I had forgotten to enable global security in the WebSphere Server.

But I still have the first problem.I have and index.html page...where i have and anchor to the /secure/viewSummary.html
Whn I click that take me to the secured page even before login.

my security constraint is as follows:

Please help !!
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

I'm moving this to the IBM/Websphere forum, but I have to ask: which version are you using? I didn't try WAS 5, but in 4 (from memory) form based authentication only worked in 4.0.3 and 4.0.5 It was broken in other versions.
Murtuza Akhtari
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I am using WSAD 5.0/WAS 5.....Please tell me it works for 5.0 !!!
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