Custom authentication and extending the login.jsp element.

Fri Aug 31 13:24:24 EDT 2012

Once again,

More attitude than information.

-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces at [mailto:users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Cantor, Scott
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 1:23 PM
To: Shib Users
Subject: Re: Custom authentication and extending the login.jsp element.

On 8/31/12 1:18 PM, "Chad La Joie" <lajoie at> wrote:

>You don't have to reverse engineer anything.  The LoginHandler 
>interface documents exactly what  a login handler has to do.  So, if by 
>"reverse engineer" you mean "read the documentation" then yes, that's 
>what you need to do.

Which is a significant point: the login.jsp page is not part of a public interface. Trying to reuse it, and the User/Pass handler, is not a public interface, and so doing so means reading that code.

OTOH, replacing the entire handler is what the LoginHandler interface documents. Speaking as one who did so, I preferred to copy existing code as a template to follow. But the internals aren't public interfaces.

-- Scott

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