I have an interesting question that apparently nobody has ever wondered about. Some of the applications and jar files deployed in my jboss server are read from a net server (a pair of apache with Webdav module in loadbalancing). This solution works perfectly but... for security reasons, I would like to set up at least a basic authentication on my apache webserver to stop people from downloading the applications and jars from the apache-webdav forcing a basic authenticate. Thus, Jboss would have to authenticate itself as well. Is this possible? Is it possible to configure jboss in order to authenticate itself during a netboot.