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Re: [jetty-users] Basic Authenticator response to OPTIONS request with 401

You'll use the <security-constraint> section in your WEB-INF/web.xml, specifically the <web-resource-collection> and one of (or a combination of) the two options <http-method> or <http-method-omission>.

Here's an example from the Jetty webdefault.xml for disabling TRACE, but enabling everything other http method.

      <web-resource-name>Disable TRACE</web-resource-name>
      <web-resource-name>Enable everything but TRACE</web-resource-name>

Joakim Erdfelt / joakim@xxxxxxxxxxx

On Sat, May 11, 2019 at 5:23 AM Gregor Jarisch <gregor@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Joakim,

yes, I had the same thought, it would be great to avoid running through the Authenticator on OPTIONS, but how? 
I haven't found an option to do that in jetty.


Gregor Jarisch
Head of Research & Development Technology GmbH
m: +43 699 1 822 74 47

------ Original Message ------
From: "Joakim Erdfelt" <joakim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Gregor Jarisch" <gregor@xxxxxxxxxxx>; "JETTY user mailing list" <jetty-users@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 05/10/2019 5:25:19 PM
Subject: Re: [jetty-users] Basic Authenticator response to OPTIONS request with 401

Perhaps its best to not have OPTIONS covered by Authentication?

The problem is that standard Servlet Authentication is early, super early, before any filter or servlet is called early.

Joakim Erdfelt / joakim@xxxxxxxxxxx

On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 10:20 AM Gregor Jarisch <gregor@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

when using the CORS Filter + Basic Authentication, jetty returns a 401 when a client makes an OPTIONS call.
Within the CORS Filter the preflight handling is done correctly, however, it never gets there because jetty returns the 401 before hand.

Is there any way to let the CORS Filter handle the request first?

My current workaround is overriding the verify method and exclude the setting of 401 if method is OPTIONS. This workaround feels not right though..

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