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Subject [1/2] activemq-artemis git commit: [docs] migration guide - authentication
Date Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:53:54 GMT
Repository: activemq-artemis
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master 229797d15 -> 54a11f023

[docs] migration guide - authentication


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 31ffb205c1921be58b2a50caab7232b4307589e8
Parents: 229797d
Author: Dejan Bosanac <>
Authored: Fri Feb 24 13:40:14 2017 +0100
Committer: Clebert Suconic <>
Committed: Fri Feb 24 10:52:23 2017 -0500

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@@ -3,4 +3,5 @@
 * [Configuration](
 * [Connectors](
 * [Destinations](
+* [Authentication](
 * [Legal Notice](
diff --git a/docs/migration-guide/en/ b/docs/migration-guide/en/
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+Now that we have our acceptors and addresses ready, it's time to deal with broker security.
Artemis inherited most of the security concepts from ActiveMQ. One of the most notable differences
is that ActiveMQ *groups* are now called *roles* in Artemis. Besides that things should be
pretty familiar to existing ActiveMQ users. Let's start by looking into the authentication
mechanisms and defining users and roles (groups).
+ Both ActiveMQ and Artemis use JAAS to define authentication credentials. In ActiveMQ, that's
configured through the appropriate broker plugin in `conf/activemq.xml`
+    <plugins>
+      <jaasAuthenticationPlugin configuration="activemq" />
+    </plugins>
+The name of the JAAS domain is specified as a configuration parameter.    
+In Artemis, the same thing is achieved by defining `<jaas-security>` configuration
in `etc/bootstrap.xml`
+    <jaas-security domain="activemq"/>
+From this point on, you can go and define your users and their roles in appropriate files,
like `conf/` and `conf/` in ActiveMQ. Similarly, `etc/`
and `etc/` files are used in Artemis. These files are intechangable,
so you should be able to just copy your existing configuration over to the new broker. 
+If your deployment is more complicated that this and requires some advanced JAAS configuration,
you'll need go and change the `etc/login.config` file. It's important to say that all custom
JAAS modules and configuration you were using in ActiveMQ should be compatible with Artemis.
+Finally, in case you're still using ActiveMQ's *Simple Authentication Plugin*, which defines
users and groups directly in the broker's xml configuration file, you'll need to migrate to
JAAS as Artemis doesn't support the similar concept.
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