[Catalyst] Catalyst and Java

Devin Austin devin.austin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 15:41:04 GMT 2012

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 3:50 AM, Tim Anderson <tja824 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a handful of java servlets that I would like to 'front-end' with my
> Catalyst application, essentially using Catalyst to provide
> authentication/authorization before passing along the browser requests to
> the servlet.  I don't need session information in the servlet, and I'm
> willing to leave the servlet unsecured on an obscure port (network
> protected, of course) in order to allow Catalyst to more easily interact
> with it. In my mind, I see Catalyst behaving as a proxy, managing the entire
> conversation, but I'd also be open to some kind of redirection solution.
> Does anyone have experience with doing something like this?  I'd appreciate
> any insight or direction.
> -Tim
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This would be fairly do-able if you used REST for inter-app
communication.  Or something like Message::Passing, which allows you
to send a "message" to a queue, which could be subscribed to from both
ends, thus allowing the apps to talk to each other.

If the Catalyst app is acting as a proxy to the servlets, I would
think you could do a pretty regular
authentication/authorization/session set up with it and just pass
along whatever other info you need to the servlets via the
aforementioned means.

Devin Austin
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