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How to avoid role authentication in LDAP?

aravind shenoy

Joined: Aug 26, 2004
Posts: 6
I am using Tomcat 4.1 and need to perform LDAP authentication.

My realm configuration in server.xml is as follows:
<Realm className="org.apache.catalina.realm.JNDIRealm" debug="99"

I have configured my web.xml as
<web-resource-name>The Entire Web Application</webresource-name>

<realm-name>My Realm Name</realm-name>

Now when I run the application by typing the url in the browser,
1. It asks for uid and pwd
2. If I provide valid uid and pwd, the tomcat log says, "The user has been authenticated successfully"
3. But then it looks into LDAP for the role specified in <auth-constraint> of web.xml...coz, the log says, "No such role defined for the user"..But, I do not have any role specified for the users in LDAP..So,I get a screen in the browser that says, access is denied for the typed url

4. I just need to authenticate the user based on their uid and pwd(which is already happening now).Once authenticated, the user must be given the screen according to the url typed in the browser. But, I do not want the Tomcat to look for the user role..

5. Is there any ways to skip this role athentication..?I tried removing <auth-constraint> from web.xml..But, even that did not solve my problem..

Pls help me in this regard..

Raj Puri
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Joined: Apr 24, 2003
Posts: 189
Did you find solution to this? Appreciate post it for the benefits of all.
I agree. Here's the link:
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