Blake,

Do you have Zend Server with MySQL loaded on your System? If so, you could consider using the DB/2 database engine for MySQL. You'll get the best of both worlds, MySQL calls and DB/2 for storage and reliability. The MySQL and the DB/2 engine (written by IBM for Zend) is now supported by Zend since Oracle dropped the ongoing support for MySQL on IBM i. It takes about 30 minutes to load the engine, set the defaults and have it running.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 3/1/2012 10:50 AM, BButterworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I am researching using Glassfish, JSF and Primefaces to develop some
intranet applications and have developed some simple examples which
display DB2 data using Primefaces charts and datatables. Now I am trying
to develop a mechanism to secure these applications. One option is to use
form-based, container-managed authentication, and I have created a working
login example against a MySQL database.This article offers a similar
example:

http://blog.eisele.net/2011/01/jdbc-security-realm-and-form-based.html

Instead of MySQL, I would like to use DB2 on IBM i, but I am running into
problems. Has anyone had success getting form-based authentication to work
using Glassfish (3.1.x) with a JDBC realm and the JTOpen driver (7.6)
against DB2 on IBM i (7.1)? I have a JDBC connection pool and resource
defined in Glassfish for DB2, and it should be configured properly because
I am using it to access DB2 data in the JSF applications mentioned above.
The same JDBC resource is specified in the security realm defined in
Glassfish, which is used with form-based authentication. My DB2 example is
modelled on my working MySQL example in terms of the users and groups
files. When I attempt to authenticate, however, I get this warning:

Message ID
WEB9102

Complete Message
Web Login Failed:
com.sun.enterprise.security.auth.login.common.LoginException: Login
failed: Security Exception

Maybe there is a way to turn on more detailed logging? I have two JDBC
realms defined in Glassfish, one for MySQL and one for DB2. I can specify
which realm I want to use in the web.xml of my simple login application.
If I set it to the MySQL realm, it works. When I flip it to the DB2 realm,
it doesn't. In any event, I seem to have hit a brick wall, so I thought
I'd see if anyone on the list has success attempting this.

Thanks,
Blake
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