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I want the use a simple authorization which is described in HFSJ in Apache Tomcat for a webapplication. Normally I do the authentication with users stored in a database, but I want this application to be database independent, so that's not possible.
In HFSJ they describe that you have to adjust tomcat-users.xml file. I don't want to do that, I want all the information just stored in my web.xml file.