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restrict access to a static web site folder

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Hello everyone,

I have a web site in static html files contained in a folder, that I want not to be public seen to anyone visiting the site,
but only though a login and password page compared with login and md5 password on a postgresql table

grateful for anyone taking time to reply

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The easiest way to do that is if you're using the J2EE standard container-managed security system. Under that mechanism, you simply add the URL pattern to the web.xml security context and define a suitable role for users who are allowed access to those files. You can then configure one of the database-backed security Realms to check login credentials against the PostgreSQL database. Of course, you also have to have defined login/loginfail form pages if you're doing form-based authentication.

I use this on a routine basis, although not usually for file access. A common usage is that I put all my admin resources under an "admin" folder and restrict access to them to users granted the "admin" security role.
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