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From "Mark Zheng (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (IVY-1211) Use IvyAuthenticator only when it is really necessary
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2010 00:52:49 GMT
Use IvyAuthenticator only when it is really necessary

                 Key: IVY-1211
             Project: Ivy
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Mark Zheng

Currently, Ivy uses BasicURLHandler to locate resources and to open an input stream on it.
According to the implementation of the release 2.1.0, the constructor of the BasicURLHandler
forces the JVM to load the IvyAuthenticator class. This action will have to assume that the
" setDefaultAuthenticator" has already been granted to Ivy, since the
IvyAuthenticator will set itself as the JVM's default authenticator.

Sometimes the user only needs to load some resources in its own application's classpath, in
which case there is no need to use an authenticator, thus no need to grant Ivy the "
setDefaultAuthenticator". However, currently the user has to grant the permission even if
this makes little sense. It will be better if the BasicURLHandler uses IvyAuthenticator only
when it is really necessary.

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