JBoss: LDAP authentication (login-config.xml) example

In the past weeks, I was responsible for setting up a new JBoss Application Server for a customer. One thing I had to do was to enable authentication via the customers existing Active Directory for SSO (Single Sign On).

When fiddling with authentication, one is always happy to find examples of existing installations. In this post, I give an example of how to configure LDAP authentication (in this case with Active Directory) in JBoss. While you can find extensive documentation on the JBoss website, I always like it if there is a specific example provided, so here it goes:

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BASH: Wait for log entry

For a startup script, I needed to start JBoss and start another component as soon as the complete JBoss server was started. When you execute the “run.sh” script that comes with JBoss, it immediately exits and starts JBoss in the background (which is quite nice I think). Unfortunately, when I started the other component using this method, the additional program was unhappy, since JBoss was not ready yet. So I had to come up with a trick to delay the start of the additional program.

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