[jboss-user] [JBoss Portal] - "Cannot perform programmatic signout" exception

tucano do-not-reply at jboss.com
Tue Sep 18 12:27:43 EDT 2007

When a user logs out of our JBoss Portal application he is sent to a portal page that contains a logout portlet whose processAction() method calls JBossActionResponse.signout("/home").

This works quite well when our users log in through our normal JSP form mechanism.  However, the registration wizard of our website uses the new org.jboss.web.tomcat.security.login.WebAuthentication class to programatically log users in, such that they do not have to re-login once they have created the username and password.

The problem we have is when the programatically signed in members try to log out using the JBossActionResponse.signout() method.  In looking at the code for this method, it is checking that the AUTH_TYPE of the portlet request is set to "FORM" and throwing an exception if it is not.  When we programatically sign in using the WebAuthentication class, the AUTH_TYPE is set to "PROGRAMMATIC_WEB_LOGIN", and thus we get the exception.

My question is why this AUTH_TYPE check exists in the signout() method, and if anyone knows a way around it using the programmatic login.


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