Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Developer's Guide to Java Web Applications

ProgrammaticLogin Class

The class enables a user to log in programmatically.

The login method for servlets or JSPs has the following signature:

public Boolean login(String user, String password, 
javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request, 
javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse response)

This method performs the authentication. It returns true if the login succeeded, false if the login failed.