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Old January 30th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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Default How to set a session in Java Filter?

I make a filter,in this filter,I check a request parameter,if this parameter equals a assigned name,I put a flag into a session,like follows:
public void doFilter(ServletRequest request,ServletResponse response,FilterChain chain) throws IOException,ServletException
 String name=request.getParameter("name");
 .....
 if(name.compareTo("John")==0){
  session.setAttribute("isLogin","true");
 }
 ...
}

But when I run above program,I will get a error,because session is not defined. I know HttpSession is get by HttpServletRequest.getSession(),
but the public void doFilter is only provide ServletRequest,not HttpServletRequest! I want to know whether there is a method which I can get HttpSession in Filter?

Any idea will be appreciated!

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What you need to do is casting it to HttpServletRequest as following:

String name = request.getParameter( "name" );
if ( name.compareTo( "John" ) )
{
   if ( request instanceof HttpServletRequest )
   {
      httpRequest = (HttpServletRequest) request; // doing casting here
      httpRequest.setAttribute( "isLogin", "true" );
   }
}


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