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I am testing a webapp (.war) running in Jetty 7. For demo purposes I want to run this on a public URL, however I would like not to have the whole world (if they happen to come across the URL) be able to see it.

Is there a way to make Jetty require a basic-auth type of authentication when accessing the webapp (without modifying anything inside the war, i.e. no edits on the web.xml file)? Or if not the webapp, then any part of what Jetty provides at port 8080?

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Another easier way is to expose the Jetty webapp behind a reverse proxy like apache or nginx., and configure basic auth there. – Shyam Sundar C S Jun 26 '12 at 8:39

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