Securing a JBoss web application

This articles describes how to secure a Java web application in JBoss using BASIC authentication.

Access to DTDs blocked from Java

While parsing an XML file, I discovered that blocks requests to certain resources originating from the Java program, identified by the User-Agent. If your XML refers to DTDs, you might see an error like this: [ Server returned HTTP response code: 500 for URL:].

This is a known issue. The URLs have been deliberately blocked by due to ‘abusive’ use by Java programs.

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