I've posted this in the beginner's forum, but maybe it better belongs here:
I need to integrate my JBoss app's authentication with a separate Ruby on Rails
server. I've setup a servlet that takes a jsessionid as a query parameter, and returns
a message saying if that jsessionid is authenticated (logged in). But I'm stumped as
to how to find the HttpSession object for a particular jsessionid.
It seems like it was very easy to do in previous versions of JBoss: in any servlet obtain
the session context, the get the session according to jsessionid:
HttpSession s = request.getSession().getSessionContext().getSession(JSESSIONID);
However, this has been 'deprecated with no replacement.', and getSession always
returns null. I haven't yet found an explanation as to why this was deprecated.
I've read people suggent implementing a SessionListener, then recording the
information I need in some kind of global variable myself. However, since I'm working
with a clustered JBoss, I'd then need to make a JBoss Cache instance to share it --
and then it seems like I'm just recreating what the JBoss session management does by
itself! I know the information is there in JBoss -- I just need a way to get to it!
Any help much appreciated.
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