1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 17, 2013 6:16 PM by Radoslav Husar

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    Dave Pinella Newbie

      I have a pretty simple servlet running on JBoss 7.1 AS. I'm using Java EE via Eclipse Kepler. All is running fine with it.

       

      I now want to add some authentication. I've done a ton of reading and to be honest I'm overwhelmed with it all. Here are my, actually pretty simple,requirements

       

      1) If I could get HttpServletRequest::getRemoteUser() to return the user to me, I would be done. I have my own method of authentication.

       

      2) I do NOT want to have the user prompted for User and Password.

       

      Really, that is it. I want to do my own authentication BUT I need to know the USER. No password, no nothing... Just USER. I believe the USER is his logged in name to the OS...

       

      I think that is all I need to say. I'm not sure how I should go about implementing this.

       

      IS is this even possible??

       

      thanks!