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From "Dejan Bosanac (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AMQ-908) Authorization plugin should have configurable principal classes
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:23:15 GMT


Dejan Bosanac commented on AMQ-908:

This has now been improved and has better syntax. Take a look at [AMQ-3883] for more details
> Authorization plugin should have configurable principal classes
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: AMQ-908
>                 URL:
>             Project: ActiveMQ
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Broker
>    Affects Versions: 4.0.1
>            Reporter: Aaron Mulder
>            Assignee: Jonas Lim
>             Fix For: 5.0.0
>         Attachments: ASF.LICENSE.NOT.GRANTED--authorizationPlugin.patch, authorizationPlugin.patch,
AuthorizationPlugin.patch, AuthorizationPlugin.patch
> Currently, if you configure the authorization plugin, it assumes that all principals
listed should be of type {{org.apache.activemq.jaas.GroupPrincipal}}.  This is OK if you're
using ActiveMQ LoginModules, but since there's a fairly small supply of those, it would be
great if you could use arbitrary login modules and tell the authorization plugin which principal
classes to use.  For example, {{groupClass="}} or
something like that.  A good first step would be to let you change the group class.  A good
second step would be to let you specify user and group classes and then somehow indicate which
names are which (e.g. {{admin="administrators,user:aaron,user:bob"}} or whatever).  Someday
maybe it will be nice to support any arbitrary combination of principal classes but that seems
far away.
> When instantiating the principal classes, I imagine we should use a constructor with
a single String argument if available, or else a default constructor plus a "setName" method,
or else I guess bail.

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