Pretty much any decent book on J2EE that covers JSPs and servlets will have a chapter on configuring the container-managed security system and FORM-based authentication.
They then usually ruin all their good work by presenting demos that have a "login page" done as user code instead of using the container security system. Long experience has taught me that the technical term for user-code logins is "hacked". The container-managed security system has its own pre-debugged login code which is much more secure.
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