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Re: Servlets getting authenticated user info

From: Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 10:31:32 +0200
Message-ID: <37D4CD64.C8C9A00D@sophia.inria.fr>
To: Jeff Van Epps <lordbah@lordbah.com>
CC: Jigsaw Mailing List <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Actually, you should use the method getAttribute in HttpServletRequest (which is a
JigsawHttpServletRequest in Jigsaw).

Here is the getAttribute method:

public Object getAttribute(String name) {
   return request.getState(name);

So you can see that getAttribute is exactly like request.getState().

Regards, Benoit.

Jeff Van Epps wrote:

> I see examples in the archives of getting the authenticated user
> user = (String) request.getState(AuthFilter.STATE_AUTHUSER)
> This assumes that you have an org.w3c.jigsaw.http.Request object to call
> getState() on. In the servlet, I don't have one, I have only the
> javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest. How do I get from servlet-land to
> Jigsaw-land?
> I see two possibilities. One is to get the context
> JigsawServletContext ctxt = (JigsawServletContext) getContext()
> but I can't see where to go next from there. Does anything lead towards that
> Request object?
> The other possibility is that my servlet's doGet() is actually receiving a
> JigsawHttpServletRequest instead of a HttpServletRequest. This looks good in
> that JigsawHttpServletRequest actually has a getRequest() method which I
> think
> would give me the Request I need - but that getRequest() method is protected
> so I can't invoke it!
> So am I looking in totally the wrong place?
> --
> Jeff Van Epps  lordbah@lordbah.com
> Live Music In Rochester http://www.lordbah.com:8001/pub/musicmain.html

- Benoît Mahé -------------------------------------------------------
                      World Wide Web Consortium   (W3C)
                    Architecture domain - Jigsaw Engineer

                http://www.w3.org/People/Mahe  - bmahe@w3.org
Received on Tuesday, 7 September 1999 04:32:56 UTC

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