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Is there a way I can login a user into Tomcat 4.X using server side code? I need to have a page which allows a user to enter credit card information, and allow them in without having a real "user" associated with the account.
I think the best solution is to have a Generic Credit user, who the user is logged in as when their credit card information is processed, which their information stored in their session. The "Generic Credit User" would have a Credit User role, while other users would have a real account, with a subscription role. I can think of ways of doing the above, but they require the generic username and password to be embedded in the html.
The standard form based login I do not believe will allow me to do things such as having the price printed on the page (it will vary), and other small problems like that. Also, I would need to attach objects to the session when the user is authenticated.
Any ideas? I would prefer to use some type of container manager security rather than a home grown tracking system.
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