When we expose services to partners, we usually define some sort of token based authentication that is application - specific. However, the JavaLite HTTP package being general purpose HTTP client needed Basic Auth.
The new method I added is
basic(user, password), here is a sample of code using basic authentication:
Get get = Http.get("http://localhost:8080/manager/html").basic("tomcat", "tomcat"); System.out.println(get.text()); System.out.println(get.headers()); System.out.println(get.responseCode());
I used Tomcat 6 to test against, and it worked just fine after simple Tomcat configuration:
<tomcat-users> <role rolename="tomcat"/> <role rolename="role1"/> <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat,manager"/> <user username="both" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat,role1"/> <user username="role1" password="tomcat" roles="role1"/> </tomcat-users>
What you see above is tomcat-users.xml file, where I uncommented all XML and added a "manager" role to "tomcat" user.
As usual, I like it when: simple things are simple.