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Frontend webserver authentication

Question asked by unknown-user on Feb 4, 2006

We are thinking of using alfresco as a ECM system in some bigger system. This system/application uses an apache webserver in front of a j2ee server. It's in the DMZ and does the authentication based on certificates. It forwards the request to the appserver, which does some high-level authorization. The result of this is a java userprincipal which should be used in alfresco as the user, bypassing the login page.

I've not looked at the souce (yet) to see if it is just a matter of configuring alfresco to not use a login page but certificate based authentication. The latter is the way we normally configure our webapps.

Can anyone shed some light on this?