Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Add site authentication in tomcat

Browser Authentication in tomcat server

If we are in development phase of our application and want to deploy application for testing purpose. We need to provide some authentication for accessing our web application, want for make sure that, testing team only can access application. If give browser authentication , unauthorized user not able to access application (even our home page).

 Step for creating Browser authentication.

1.      Create user in tomcat server.

   For creating user we need to mention username, password and role in tomcat-users.xml file. Location of file is  :- */conf/tomcat-users.xml .

Example :-

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
  <role rolename="manager"/>
  <user username="manager" password="m@n@g3r" roles="manager"/>
  <user username="admin" password="admin_1234" roles="manager"/>

2.      Put authentication entry on web.xml (either in application web.xml or server web.xml)

   Add following code inside of  <web-app> tag in web.xml file.

             <web-resource-name>Rentokil Web App</web-resource-name>
                <!-- transport-guarantee can be CONFIDENTIAL, INTEGRAL, or NONE -->
                <realm-name>Rentokil Web App</realm-name>

While we accessing our application one prompt will come and asking for entering username and password. If we enter current password it will navigate to our application. If we click cancel button error msg will show in white page.



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