3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2008 12:07 PM by Paul Thorp

    Redirect to another application

    Lister Storm Newbie

      Hi there,

      I'm hoping that someone can help.  I have 2 seam applications (JBoss 4.3) and currently each has a seperate login screen.  However, I would like to log into one of the apps and, with a hyperlink, call the other application, passing across the Identity to allow me to auto-authenticate on the other side.

      I can successfully call a servlet on the second application using:


      However, I can't figure out how to pass the Identity across and all attempts have resulted in a null object in the servlet.  I've tried doing the following when redirecting to the second app servlet:

      String url = "http://myapp/appname/signon.xhtml";
      FacesContext context = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
      HttpServletRequest request =  (HttpServletRequest) context.getExternalContext().getRequest();
      request.setAttribute("identity", identity);

      And then on the servlet I try to retrieve the Identity:

      HttpServletRequest request = (HttpServletRequest) FacesContext.getCurrentInstance().getExternalContext().getRequest();
      Identity identity = (Identity)request.getAttribute("identity");

      If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful.  Obviously, if there's a better Seam way of doing this, I'd love to know too.

      Cheers, Lister