Class BasicAuthenticationFilter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    javax.servlet.Filter, org.springframework.beans.factory.Aware, org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanNameAware, org.springframework.beans.factory.DisposableBean, org.springframework.beans.factory.InitializingBean, org.springframework.context.EnvironmentAware, org.springframework.core.env.EnvironmentCapable, org.springframework.web.context.ServletContextAware

    public class BasicAuthenticationFilter
    extends org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter
    Processes a HTTP request's BASIC authorization headers, putting the result into the SecurityContextHolder.

    For a detailed background on what this filter is designed to process, refer to RFC 1945, Section 11.1. Any realm name presented in the HTTP request is ignored.

    In summary, this filter is responsible for processing any request that has a HTTP request header of Authorization with an authentication scheme of Basic and a Base64-encoded username:password token. For example, to authenticate user "Aladdin" with password "open sesame" the following header would be presented:

     Authorization: Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ==

    This filter can be used to provide BASIC authentication services to both remoting protocol clients (such as Hessian and SOAP) as well as standard user agents (such as Internet Explorer and Netscape).

    If authentication is successful, the resulting Authentication object will be placed into the SecurityContextHolder.

    If authentication fails and ignoreFailure is false (the default), an AuthenticationEntryPoint implementation is called (unless the ignoreFailure property is set to true). Usually this should be BasicAuthenticationEntryPoint, which will prompt the user to authenticate again via BASIC authentication.

    Basic authentication is an attractive protocol because it is simple and widely deployed. However, it still transmits a password in clear text and as such is undesirable in many situations.

    Note that if a RememberMeServices is set, this filter will automatically send back remember-me details to the client. Therefore, subsequent requests will not need to present a BASIC authentication header as they will be authenticated using the remember-me mechanism.

    • Constructor Detail

      • BasicAuthenticationFilter

        public BasicAuthenticationFilter​(AuthenticationManager authenticationManager)
        Creates an instance which will authenticate against the supplied AuthenticationManager and which will ignore failed authentication attempts, allowing the request to proceed down the filter chain.
        authenticationManager - the bean to submit authentication requests to
      • BasicAuthenticationFilter

        public BasicAuthenticationFilter​(AuthenticationManager authenticationManager,
                                         AuthenticationEntryPoint authenticationEntryPoint)
        Creates an instance which will authenticate against the supplied AuthenticationManager and use the supplied AuthenticationEntryPoint to handle authentication failures.
        authenticationManager - the bean to submit authentication requests to
        authenticationEntryPoint - will be invoked when authentication fails. Typically an instance of BasicAuthenticationEntryPoint.
    • Method Detail

      • afterPropertiesSet

        public void afterPropertiesSet()
        Specified by:
        afterPropertiesSet in interface org.springframework.beans.factory.InitializingBean
        afterPropertiesSet in class org.springframework.web.filter.GenericFilterBean
      • doFilterInternal

        protected void doFilterInternal​(javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request,
                                        javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse response,
                                        javax.servlet.FilterChain chain)
        Specified by:
        doFilterInternal in class org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter
      • onSuccessfulAuthentication

        protected void onSuccessfulAuthentication​(javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request,
                                                  javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse response,
                                                  Authentication authResult)
      • onUnsuccessfulAuthentication

        protected void onUnsuccessfulAuthentication​(javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request,
                                                    javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse response,
                                                    AuthenticationException failed)
      • isIgnoreFailure

        protected boolean isIgnoreFailure()
      • setAuthenticationDetailsSource

        public void setAuthenticationDetailsSource​(AuthenticationDetailsSource<javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest,​?> authenticationDetailsSource)
      • setRememberMeServices

        public void setRememberMeServices​(RememberMeServices rememberMeServices)
      • setCredentialsCharset

        public void setCredentialsCharset​(java.lang.String credentialsCharset)
      • getCredentialsCharset

        protected java.lang.String getCredentialsCharset​(javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest httpRequest)