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How to block all the URL's

 
Ankur Srivastav
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I have the following web.xml

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<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>MainServlet</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>

<security-constraint>
<web-resource-collection>
<web-resource-name>Book</web-resource-name>
<url-pattern>/</url-pattern>
<!-- <http-method>GET</http-method> -->
</web-resource-collection>
<auth-constraint>
<role-name>AppAdmin</role-name>
<role-name>HRAdmin</role-name>
</auth-constraint>
</security-constraint>

<login-config>
<auth-method>FORM</auth-method>
<form-login-config>
<form-login-page>/WEB-INF/jsp/formlogin.jsp</form-login-page>
<form-error-page>/WEB-INF/jsp/formerror.jsp</form-error-page>
</form-login-config>
</login-config>

What I am trying to do is for any URL request to this App like http://localhost:8083/servletbookapp/ the user should get authenticated. But that is not happening unless I specify some specific pattern like
<url-pattern>/test</url-pattern>

Kindly suggest if I should make any changes ...
 
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This mapping:

<url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>

means that all request are routed to your servlet. All of them. That includes requests for images, stylesheets, script files and the like.

Is that really what you want?
 
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Yes I am trying a single controller example and want everything routed via that servlet. Problem is it goes to that servlet without authenticating.
 
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So your servlet is also going to be responsible for all images, stylesheets and script files?
 
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Yes it will.
 
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That's just odd. What's the reasoning?
 
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I am just trying an example.. its not a real use case.
 
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I'd think that it would be a better learning exercise if it were a tad more realistic.
 
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