[jbossseam-issues] [JBoss JIRA] Created: (JBSEAM-2558) HTTP BASIC authentication support is broken

Alan Feng (JIRA) jira-events at lists.jboss.org
Wed Jan 30 15:17:13 EST 2008

HTTP BASIC authentication support is broken

                 Key: JBSEAM-2558
                 URL: http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBSEAM-2558
             Project: JBoss Seam
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Core
    Affects Versions: 2.0.1.GA, 2.0.1.CR2, 2.0.1.CR1, 2.0.0.GA
         Environment: JBoss AS 4.2.2GA, Seam 2.0.0GA
            Reporter: Alan Feng

The class org.jboss.seam.web.AuthenticationFilter, which provides HTTP BASIC authentication support, throws exception and never performs the authentication. 

If the user access the site the first time and the page accessed is protected by HTTP BASIC authentication, a NPE will occur from the AuthenticationFilter.processBasicAuth() method. 

In addition, the AuthenticationFilter.processBasicAuth() method does not invoke the identity.authenticate() method to actually perform the authentication, although it parses the BASIC authentication headers properly.

Please see the related forum post for detailed description of the problem and the proposed fixes.

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