Bug 41722

Summary: role-link tag in web.xml can not be omitted.
Product: Tomcat 5 Reporter: Suzuki Yuichiro <suzuki.yuichiro>
Component: Servlet & JSP APIAssignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List <dev>
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 5.5.20   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   

Description Suzuki Yuichiro 2007-02-28 01:00:41 UTC
The application with follwing web.xml can not be deployed.


"java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can't convert argument: null" occurred.

The Specification says:
The security-role-ref element declares the security role reference in a
component’s or in a deployment component’s code.
It consists of an optional description, the security role name
used in the code(role-name), and an optional link to a security role(role-link).
<role-link> is optional.
Comment 1 Mark Thomas 2007-06-24 10:28:41 UTC
This has been fixed in svn and will be included in 5.5.25 and 6.0.14 onwards.