General J2EE: Struts/filters on weblogic
Has anyone tried filters framework (<filter> tag in web.xml) in struts for role based access to webpages in a
enterprise wide application...deployed in weblogic...we tried this and seems each sub-application needs a
different, its own web.xml and a single integrated web.xml..
(Basically, in our lare web app, we want to allow different users (admin, user, etc) access to different pages
(password reset, etc) based on his privileges....
I swear I already posted this about an hour ago but it ain't showing up
On a recent WLS 8.1 project, we just used the beforeAction() page flow method as a hook into our own security/profile framework and bypassed container managed security altogether. Seems to have worked pretty well for what we needed. If you have a stand-alone Struts app, you could look into SAIF (which provides essentially the same hooks, although I've not tried it with a WLS page flow app).
Best of luck.