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Struts 2 <s:password> example

Struts 2 <s:password> example


In Struts 2 , you can use the <s:password> to create a HTML password field. For example, you can declare the €œs:password€ with a key attribute or label and name attribute.


<s:password key="password" />
<s:textfield label="Password" name="password" />

** UPDATE: Struts 2 Complete tutorial now available here.

In Struts 2, the “€œname”€ will map to the JavaBean property automatically. In this case, on form submit, the textbox value with €œname=“€™password”€™€ will call the corresponds Action’€™s setPassword(String xx) to set the value

Struts 2 <s:password> example

A page with “€˜password”€™ and “€˜confirm password”€™ fields, and do the validation to make sure the “€˜confirm password”€™ is match with the “€˜password”€™.


1. Properties file

Two properties files to store the message.


project.username = Username
project.password= Password
project.submit = Login

username.required = Username Cannot be blank
password.required = Password Cannot be blank


2. Action

package com.simplecode.action;

import com.opensymphony.xwork2.ActionSupport;

public class LoginAction extends ActionSupport {

	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
	private String userName;
	private String password;

	public String getUserName() {
		return userName;

	public void setUserName(String userName) {
		this.userName = userName;

	public String getPassword() {
		return password;

	public void setPassword(String password) {
		this.password = password;

	public String execute() {

		return SUCCESS;

	public void validate() {
		if (userName.equals("")) {
			addFieldError("userName", getText("username.required"));
		if (password.equals("")) {
			addFieldError("password", getText("password.required"));


3. View page

Result page with Struts 2 €œs:password€ tag to create a HTML password field.


<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<%@taglib uri="/struts-tags" prefix="s"%>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
	<h3>Struts 2 &lt; s:password &gt; Example</h3>

	<s:form action="welcome">
		<s:textfield name="userName" key="project.username" />
		<s:password name="password" key="project.password" />
		<s:submit key="project.submit" name="submit" />



<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="/struts-tags"%>
<title>Welcome Page</title>

	<h3>Struts 2 &lt; s:password &gt; Textbox Examplee</h3>
		Username : <s:property value="userName" /><br/>
		Password : <s:property value = "password"/>


4. struts.xml


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
"-//Apache Software Foundation//DTD Struts Configuration 2.0//EN"

	<constant name="struts.custom.i18n.resources" value="project" />
	<package name="default" extends="struts-default" namespace="/jsp">
		<action name="Login">
		<action name="welcome" class="com.simplecode.action.LoginAction">
			<result name="success">/jsp/success.jsp</result>
			<result name="input">/jsp/login.jsp</result>


5. Demo









  1. Struts 2 password documentation


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