Detailed Description

If you are experiencing ClassNotFound exceptions using JAAS with Jetty6.0.x the workaround is to put some extra configuration into the jetty.xml file to make the jetty jaas classes visible.

Remedy

For Jetty Standalone

<New class="org.mortbay.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext">
      <Arg><Ref id="contexts"/></Arg>
      <Arg><SystemProperty name="jetty.home" default="."/>LOCATION OF WEBAPP</Arg>
      <Arg>/CONTEXT PATH</Arg>
      <!-- workaround for JAAS classloading issue for 6.0.x -->
      <Set name="serverClasses">
        <Array type="java.lang.String">
          <Item>-org.mortbay.jetty.plus.jaas.</Item>
          <Item>org.mortbay.jetty</Item>
          <Item>org.slf4j.</Item>
        </Array>
      </Set>
</New>

Where

For the Jetty Maven Plugin

Use a jetty-web.xml or a jetty-env.xml file to set the server classes, like so:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE Configure PUBLIC "-//Mort Bay Consulting//DTD Configure//EN" "http://jetty.mortbay.org/configure.dtd">

<Configure class="org.mortbay.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext">
     <!-- workaround for JAAS classloading issue for 6.0.x -->
     <Set name="serverClasses">
        <Array type="java.lang.String">
          <Item>-org.mortbay.jetty.plus.jaas.</Item>
          <Item>org.mortbay.jetty</Item>
          <Item>org.slf4j.</Item>
        </Array>
      </Set>
</Configure>