Configuring an Embedded Tomcat Instance.

An ongoing project I’m working on involves setting up SAML based Single Sign On (SSO). At the core of this task is a legacy REST system that uses Netty and has its own http request dispatch system along with a tightly coupled persistence framework. Essentially the system does not have an application server that could have been used to process SAML’s Web Browser profile – a widely used means of obtaining authorisation from a SAML Identity Provider (IdP). I decided to investigate running Tomcat in embedded mode and so be able to use it for handling SAML messages. So this Read More

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