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    Set Up Tomcat Container Authentication

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    Apache Tomcat is an open source Java servlet container. Tomcat implements Java enterprise specs, including the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages JSP, and WebSockets APIs.

    To have Tomcat manage authentication for your application:

    1. Add this module to your POM (pom.xml file in the root of the application):

      <dependency>
       <groupId>twigkit</groupId>
       <artifactId>twigkit.security.provider.tomcat7</artifactId>
       <version>${project.parent.version}</version>
      </dependency>
    2. Set the requisite type in security.conf (found in src/main/resources/conf/security/):

      type: tomcat7

    This picks up the user and all roles from the configured Tomcat authentication mechanism. This is often used in Windows environments. More information on this type of authentication can be found in the Tomcat documentation.