Authentication in Jigsaw
Setting up authentication requires you to run through the following stages:
1) Open a JigAdmin window (see JigAdmin
2) Create an authentication realm, if required. You can of course
reuse authentication realms to protect different areas of the server. Select
the "realms" node under "http-server", type the name
of your new realm (ie "w3c") in the "Realm name" field
and click on the "Add Realm" button.
3) Add some user for the new realm. Select the new "w3c"
node under "realms", type the user name (ie "tim") in
the appropiate field and click on the "Add User" button.
4) Setup the user attributes. The user attributes are describe in
the AuthUser reference
page. Don't forget to commit your changes.
5) Setup an authentication filter on the appropriate frame. The
target of the filter can be either a directory resource (in which case
the filter will protect all the area defined by the sub-resources of this
directory resource), or any other resource (hence allowing you to protect
a single resource). Actually, the filter must be attached to the frame
of the resource to filter. In this example we will setup a filter on a
6) Setup the authentication filter parameters. The GenericAuthFilter
attributes are described in the reference
page. Type "w3c" in the "realm" field and "tim"
in the "users" field. Don't forget to commit your changes.
That's it, your resource has now a restricted access!
Select the resource you want to filter
Click on the "Frames" button on top of the right part of the window
Expand the resource node (in the little tree on the right)
Select the frame of this resource (should be HTTPFrame)
Click on the "Back to Add Frame menu" button
Select "org.w3c.jigsaw.auth.GenericAuthFilter" as the filter class
Click on the "AddFrame" button.
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