[CentOS] Tomcat authentication via PAM (or other system methods)?

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Wed Dec 2 19:24:04 UTC 2009


Les Mikesell wrote:
> Is there a way to coax java services running under tomcat to use the
> system authentication methods set up through PAM? In my case, this would
> be users in the local passwd file or through smb to a windows domain.
> I've added mod_auth_pam to get this effect with apache but would like to
> also handle java web services.

If you use LDAP you can use LDAP with PAM and apparently configure
Tomcat to talk to LDAP as well

http://blog.mc-thias.org/?title=tomcat_ldap_authentication&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

"Using Tomcat6 (Tomcat 6.0.13 to be precise ;)) on CentOS 4.5, a LDAP
authentication can be set up using the JNDI Realm."[..]

http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/realm-howto.html#JNDIRealm

Same for if your using a SQL DB for authentication, tomcat can
tie into that too -
http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/realm-howto.html#JDBCRealm

nate




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