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From "Arthur Naseef (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (AMQ-3154) unable to implement custom broker-to-broker authorization
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:38:24 GMT

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Arthur Naseef updated AMQ-3154:
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    Attachment: AMQ3154Test.java

JUnit test which shows the attempt to reject peer broker connections using a BrokerFilter
which throws exceptions on addBroker().

> unable to implement custom broker-to-broker authorization
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AMQ-3154
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AMQ-3154
>             Project: ActiveMQ
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Broker
>    Affects Versions: 5.4.2
>            Reporter: Arthur Naseef
>         Attachments: AMQ3154Test.java, pre_add_broker.patch
>
>
> Ran into the following issues preventing a custom Broker-To-Broker authentication implementation:
>   - BrokerFilter's addBroker() can not be used to secure a connection:
>       - for duplex connections, it is never called on the initial conneciton
>       - even if addBroker() throws an exception, it does not deny access (it does not
close the connection nor prevent other functioning)
>       - addBroker() does not have direct access to the ConnectionContext, nor any other
means for the BrokerFilter to access SSL certificates on the SSL transport
>   - BrokerFilter's addConnection() can not be used to secure a connection:
>        - there is no way to distinguish broker connections from clients
> Other approaches were considered, but lead to dead-ends.
> It seems the optimal solution would use the existing addBroker() method.
> A patch will be provided that adds a new method specifically for securing Broker-To-Broker
connections.

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