We are developing a software in j2ee/jboss appserver. I have designed a login page the source code of which is given below,


<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<title>index of third eye</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="stylepage.css">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<center><form name="form" method="post" action="processinfo.jsp" >
   UserName: <input type="text" name = "username" value=""><br><br>
   <input type="password" name="password" value=""><br><p></p>
   <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Login">
   <input type = "reset" name="Reset" value="Reset"><br> <p></p>
    <option value="generaluser" name="opt1">General User</option>
    <option value="administrator" name="opt1">Administrator</option>



<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<%@page import="java.util.*" %>
<jsp:useBean id="idhandler" class="authenticateusers.Login" scope="request">
<jsp:setProperty name="idhandler" property="*"/>
<%if (idhandler.authenticateUser()){
<jsp:forward page="mainpage1.html"/>
<% } else { %>
<jsp:forward page="error.jsp"/>
<% } %>

and the bean class

package authenticateusers;
import java.sql.*;
public class Login {
    private String username="";
    private String password="";
    private String opt1[];
    public Login() {

    public void setUsername(String username){

    public void setPassword(String password){

    public String getUsername()
        return username;

    public String getPassword()
        return password;

    public boolean authenticateUser(){
        String query="select * from users;";
        String DbUsername;
        String DbPassword;
        try {
            Connection con=DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:postgresql://", "postgres", "postgres");
            Statement st=con.createStatement();
            ResultSet rs=st.executeQuery(query);

            while (rs.next()) {
                System.out.println("username:" + DbUsername);
                System.out.println("Entered user name : " + username);
                System.out.println("password = " + DbPassword);
                System.out.println("Entered password : " + password);
                if (username.equals(DbUsername)&& password.equals(DbPassword))
                    return true;

        }catch(Exception e){
        return false;


This code works fine for me. However we want that the users should be redirected to different pages depeding on their roles which the user selects from a drop down box while logging in. Could any one please tell me how to do that.

Thanks in advance.

Simple if statement with checking user selection will solve the problem

    RequestDispatcher dispatcher = getServletContex().getRequestDispatcher("/student.jsp");
    dispatcher.forward(request, response);
else if(teacher)
    RequestDispatcher dispatcher = getServletContex().getRequestDispatcher("/teacher.jsp");
    dispatcher.forward(request, response);
    RequestDispatcher dispatcher = getServletContex().getRequestDispatcher("/admin.jsp");
    dispatcher.forward(request, response);

PS: Please use hash sign "#" to insert any code into your post. It will keep code format as from IDE and post would not be so long. Thanx

You can opt one more solution. Try putting user roles in your user table in database. Now when user will log into your system, check their role and populate it into bean. This way, user bean will always be having their associated role. Put this bean in session scope.

Now after login functionality simply redirect user to a common url using the same code as peter said.

Use a filter to authenticate user to access particular resource like your jsp & servlets. Because you have user bean in session you can always check its role and corresponding url that can be accessed by that particular user..

let me see if your problem is solved or not.
have a nice time


I tried this code but am not logging in successfully, when i key in the username and pwd am getting an error called The requested resource not found. Please help me to solve this, its very urgent.

Thanks in advance

Which you tried and which code is not working?

Hi frnds..I wnt to creat a login page where the user can login to page only once.Wen they login successfully their authentication should be disabled..Tat is they cannot login in to the page again..Plz frnds help me to complete tis task..

Thanks in advance..

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