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  • From: "GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing" <>
  • To: Chuck Miller <>,
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Logging Out of the UI
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 09:50:57 +0100

Hi Chuck,

How you 'logout' depends on your authentication scheme. The QuickStart depends on basic HTTP Authentication, unless you set it up otherwise. There is no guaranteed way, from the application side, of forcing a web client to 'forget' a previous authentication. This is the reason why there is no Logout link by default. We can kill the Java HttpSession, but the client will still be authenticated. The only safe way of logging out is to close all your browser windows (Mozilla in particular since it shares state between windows).

If you want to logout, but then re-login as the same user, there is an action '/grouper/' which kills the HttpSession, and should behave as you want.

I don't know anything about Empirix, but I would look to see if you have control over the internal HTTP client they must be using, to clear HTTP authentication (Firefox allows you to do this), or if you can 'destroy' the current client and create a new one which does not have any 'history'.

If you are using a different authentication scheme, you must kill the Grouper UI HttpSession AND logout of your authentication scheme, or at least force a re-authentication. You can achieve this by overriding the struts-config action:
<action path="/logout" scope="request"

to include
<forward name="Index" path="<Your Logout URL>" redirect="true"/>

Whether a logout link appears in the UI is controlled by the key ''. If it is set to 'true' a link will appear. You can set this in and the build will modify for you.



--On 11 October 2006 15:11 -0500 Chuck Miller <> wrote:

I am testing the Grouper UI using Empirix. I would like to know how to
log out of the UI because I need to log back into the UI in order to
write additional tests.

Any suggestions?



GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing

  • Logging Out of the UI, Chuck Miller, 10/11/2006
    • Re: [grouper-users] Logging Out of the UI, GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing, 10/12/2006

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