[jbossseam-issues] [JBoss JIRA] Created: (JBSEAM-967) JBoss Seam - Support authentication from a realm (on Tomcat)

Bradley Smith (JIRA) jira-events at lists.jboss.org
Thu Mar 1 13:01:09 EST 2007

JBoss Seam - Support authentication from a realm (on Tomcat)

                 Key: JBSEAM-967
                 URL: http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBSEAM-967
             Project: JBoss Seam
          Issue Type: Feature Request
          Components: Security
            Reporter: Bradley Smith

Please see discussion in the JBoss forum reference.

The idea is to allow the Seam Identity (security) component to get the Principal from the HttpServletRequest and to delegate the hasRole() calls to the HttpServletRequest as well.  This is because, in my case, Tomcat has already forced the user to authenticate if necessary and the authentication, authorization information is available in the container's HttpServletRequest impl.

Principal userPrincipal = httpServletRequest.getUserPrincipal();

boolean hasRole(String roleName) {
  return httpServletRequest.isUserInRole(roleName);

public String getUsername() {
   return httpServletRequest.getRemoteUser();

public boolean isLoggedIn() {
  return httpServletRequest.getUserPrincipal() != null;

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