When you develop ADF application and want to deploy it in Glassfish or tomcat using adf-essentials you will find a problem with ADF security, in this case you have to find a new way to apply the security in your ADF application. In this post I will explain how to use java filter to apply security in ADF application. User information and user privileges will stored in database and after user enter username and password you have to check if it is correct or not from database and store user information and user privileges in a variables in session scope.
Follow this steps to apply custom security in your ADF application:
1- Make new ADF application (e.g ADFCustomSecurity).
2- Go to ViewController project property and set JavaEE Application and JavaEE web context root to a short name like(welcome)
3- Make new java class implement javax.servlet.Filter, you can name this class (ApplicationFilter)
4- Make 4 pages:
This page will use back bean to check username and password this back bean should be like this:
5- Open web.xml and add this:
6- In the face-config.xml add outcome to your welcomePage (e.g welcome)
7- When you deploy this application in tomcat or glassfish you may need jar file for jstl you can add this jar file inside public_html\WEB-INF\lib (you can get this file from the uploaded application)
8- Your application structure should be like this:
9- Deploy the application in weblogic or glassfish or tomcat.
10- To access the application just write "http://serverIp:port/welcome" where welcome is the context root of the application. After you write this short URL the application filter will redirect it automatically to login page.
11- After successfully login you will navigate to the welcomePage.
Note: if you successfully login and you see the welcome page then if you close the browser tab (not close the fully browser window) then open new tab and write the application url "http://serverIp:port/welcome" it will automatically navigate to the welcome page because the browser still maintain the session
You can download this sample application from here this application developed using JDeveloper 22.214.171.124.0