• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Tim Cooke
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • salvin francis
  • Frits Walraven
  • Scott Selikoff
  • Piet Souris
  • Carey Brown

httpunit sso login 401

Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have the following code to do a sso login test for my company portal.
It's apache covalent ssl (mod sso) server and a ibm web portal.

I did the java keystore ok. This did work. Just sharing now.
package com.somewhere.test;

import com.meterware.httpunit.ClientProperties;
import com.meterware.httpunit.GetMethodWebRequest;
import com.meterware.httpunit.PostMethodWebRequest;
import com.meterware.httpunit.HttpUnitOptions;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebConversation;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebLink;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebRequest;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebForm;
import com.meterware.httpunit.WebResponse;

import junit.framework.TestCase;
import junit.framework.TestSuite;

* SSO Test works, Apache server
* */
public class TestSSOLogin extends TestCase {
WebConversationconversation = new WebConversation();
WebRequestrequest = null;
WebFormform = null;
WebResponse response = null;
WebLink link = null;

String myResponseString = null;
String toFindOne = "forms[0].";
String toFindTwo = "passwd";
String mySubString = null;
String myUserText = null;
String myPassText = null;
String usernm = "MYUSERNAME";
String passwd = "MYPASSWORD";

int indexStart = 0;
int indexEnd = 0;

public static void main(String args[]) {

public static TestSuite suite() {
return new TestSuite(TestSSOLogin.class);

public TestSSOLogin(String name) {

public void testLast() throws Exception {

System.out.println("--- Doing SSO Login Test --- ");
// yeah, output the headers to make debugging easy :-)

// setting some client properties, UserAgent is important!
ClientProperties cltprops = conversation.getClientProperties();
cltprops.setUserAgent("Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/HTTPUnit");
cltprops.setAcceptGzip(false); // for debug :-)
cltprops.setAutoRedirect(true); // we have to do a lot of redirects...
cltprops.setAcceptCookies(true); // and cookies also

// cltprops.setCookiePolicy(CookiePolicy.BROWSER_COMPATIBILITY);
// cltprops.setAutoRefresh(true);

request = new GetMethodWebRequest("https://dev1.somewhere.com:9115/authenticate?x=1?url=https://dev1.somewhere.com:9115/sso_proceed_redir.html?http://dev1.somewhere.com:8115";);
// go to sso login page
response = conversation.getResponse(request);
myResponseString = response.getText();
assertEquals("check page title", "SSO User Authentication", response.getTitle());
// response = response.getLinkWith("reload").click();
System.out.println("content type is " + response.getContentType());
// parse this to get the correct field names for the dynamic userid and passwd fields
// System.out.println("Login form getResponseBodyAsString: " + myResponseString);
// our username and password text fields have an dynamic id number attached
indexStart = myResponseString.indexOf(toFindOne);
indexEnd = myResponseString.indexOf(toFindTwo);
System.out.println("found start index " + indexStart);
System.out.println("found end index " + indexEnd);
mySubString = myResponseString.substring(indexStart + 9, indexEnd);
myUserText = mySubString + "userid";
myPassText = mySubString + "passwd";

form = response.getForms()[0];
form.setParameter(myUserText, usernm); // INSERT USERNAME HERE
form.setParameter(myPassText, passwd); // INSERT PASSWORD HERE

WebRequest postrequest = new PostMethodWebRequest("https://dev1.somewhere.com:9115/authenticate?x=2?url=https://dev1.somewhere.com:9115/sso_proceed_redir.html?http://dev1.somewhere.com:8115";);
postrequest.setParameter(myUserText, usernm);
postrequest.setParameter(myPassText, passwd);
// note some sso logins also use a hidden value, ours does not
response = conversation.getResponse( postrequest );
// note Kookie spelled as such only for posting to forum
assertNotNull("check cookie", conversation.getKookieValue("jwsSession"));
System.out.println("cookie is " + conversation.getKookieValue("jwsSession").toString());

// now goto page of our web application
WebRequest newrequest = new GetMethodWebRequest("http://dev1.somewhere.com:8115/cgi-bin/mywebapp?procfun+my01+myfn01";);
// put cookie again before sending - VIP!
conversation.putKookie("jwsSession", conversation.getKookieValue("jwsSession").toString());
response = conversation.getResponse(newrequest);

myResponseString = response.getText();
System.out.println("my html check " + myResponseString);
assertEquals("page title check", "Home ", response.getTitle());

[ June 27, 2008: Message edited by: Brian Zee ]
Posts: 13411
Firefox Browser VI Editor Redhat
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
"Mr. Developer",
Welcome to JavaRanch!

We're pleased to have you here with us here on the ranch, but there are a few rules that need to be followed. One is that proper names are required. Please take a look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy and adjust your display name to match it.

In particular, your display name must be a first and a last name separated by a space character, and must not be obviously fictitious. Initials are OK for the first and middle names but not the last. You can change it here
Brian Zee
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The code above works. Fyi I may do it later using jwebunit since that uses htmlunit and not httpunit, as htmlunit is newer.
Single Sign On Web Test Example
[ June 27, 2008: Message edited by: Brian Zee ]
[ July 11, 2008: Message edited by: Brian Zee ]
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic