Custom authentication and extending the login.jsp element.

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Fri Aug 31 13:50:09 EDT 2012

On 8/31/12 1:39 PM, "PARDEE, MARTIN  (MARTIN)" <mlp at>
>In order to extend it, I need some changes.  From my point of view, I'm
>just trying to get to the details of an answer that was previously given:
> "replace the login.jsp with one of your own design".

That isn't a public interface to do what you're asking. You can change the
page to change the general look and feel, but the page is for simple
name/password collection, and that's all. If you go beyond that, you're
doing a new handler, not replacing that page alone. There's a handler
plugin and a full servlet in there along with the page that communicate
internally, not with public interfaces.

>In order to do that, I need to know how login.jsp works. I can only
>understand the parts I can see. Something else is happening behind the

Yes, and that's not part of the public API, it's an internal
implementation detail of the existing handler.

>If nobody understands what that something is,  why not just say: "I don't
>know and I don't care"?

Because I do understand (or think I do) and told you. I don't see how
anything I wrote can be construed as anything you're accusing me of.

-- Scott

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