1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 11, 2005 3:14 AM by Viet

    'Remember Me' functionality for JBoss-Portal

    Mike Palmer Newbie

      I am a newcomer to the JBoss environment and I would like to incorporate a 'Remember Me' feature into our JBoss-portal.

      Can anyone suggest a starting point or any JBoss specific information that may assist?

      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: 'Remember Me' functionality for JBoss-Portal
          Viet Master

          Mike,

          I think the most important thing you need to know is about how authentication is performed in JBoss Portal. Authentication is performed by the servlet container.

          Servlet container authentication defines several modes of authentication (BASIC,FORM,DIGEST,CLIENT_CERT), the default one is FORM which uses a form to perform login. I think that only this type of authentication is compatible with the "Remember Me" feature.

          So the first for implementing this feature is to be capable to perform the login of a user transparently : i.e the user come on the web site, the portal establish trust with him (usually based on a persistent cookie that contains a proof that establish the trust) and the portal decides to perform the login of that user transparently.