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From Sergey Beryozkin <>
Subject Re: Using OAuth 2.0
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:22:27 GMT
Hi - many thanks for the patches - they look good, I will apply asap, I 
just need to fix a couple of older bugs first :-)

Cheers, Sergey
On 09/10/12 10:43, Thorsten Höger wrote:
> Am 09.10.2012 11:04, schrieb Sergey Beryozkin:
>> Hi,
>> On 09/10/12 09:22, Thorsten Höger wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Am 08.10.2012 23:01, schrieb Sergey Beryozkin:
>>>> Hi Thorsten,
>>>> thanks for the valuable feedback,
>>>> On 08/10/12 14:34, Thorsten Höger wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> after using the OAuth 2.0 implementation for a while now I wanted to
>>>>> give some feedback.
>>>>> In general I really like the implementation and it works very well.
>>>>> The support for ResourceOwnerAuth and the RefreshToken are very nice.
>>>>> There are only two features I was missing:
>>>>> 1) In the AuthorizationCodeGrantService there are two private methods
>>>>> using sessions to store and retrieve the sessionAuthenticityToken. It
>>>>> would be nice to be able to change the storage.
>>>>> I had to create a deep copy of this class to use some other session
>>>>> store.
>>>> Yes, please provide a patch if you can, I guess we can also consider
>>>> introducing a simple interface for keeping the user session token, the
>>>> runtime will delegate to it if a custom implementation has been
>>>> registered
>>> I created the follwoing JIRA tickets and will provide patches soon.
>>> CXF-4548 and CXF-4549
>> thanks...
>>>>> 2) I found no way to get the Bearer token and the authorized client
>>>>> via
>>>>> the injected MessageContext. I copied the OAuthRequestFilter and
>>>>> put the
>>>>> AccessTokenValidation into the message which worked perfectly. May be
>>>>> this could be done by default.
>>>> What exactly do you need from the token ? The filter does
>>>> m.setContent(OAuthContext.class, new
>>>> OAuthContext(accessTokenV.getTokenSubject(),
>>>> matchingPermissions,
>>>> accessTokenV.getTokenGrantType()));
>>>> so messageContext.getContext(OAuthContext.class) will return it, with
>>>> accessTokenV.getTokenSubject() representing an authenticated client,
>>>> and accessTokenV.getTokenGrantType() - the grant type.
>>>> I guess all the token can be made available on the current message,
>>>> but I was not sure how much more of the token details the application
>>>> code may need to know...
>>>> Cheers, Sergey
>>> It would be nice to get the Bearer token itself to provide token
>>> invalidation functionality and with the subject I can only get the
>>> authorized user but in some cases I need the requesting client which has
>>> the user token.
>>> I want to limit access to some clients (eg only website not apps)
>> Indeed, it is actually the authorized user which is currently
>> available, not the client, I got confused a bit yesterday :-).
>> The information about the client (its id and subject) is only used to
>> set the active SecurityContext for the purpose of using the
>> 'isUserInRole' kind of authorization. Note, the client subject may
>> contain the roles (assuming CXF JAASLoginInInterceptor was used to get
>> the client authenticated during it requesting the token) - so in
>> principle, the additional client restrictions can be enforced with the
>> use of RBAC. However I do agree that having a client info available on
>> the message would be useful too.
>> Note, I was originally thinking of keeping AccessTokenValidation
>> 'internal' to the filter, so that it can do the additional
>> verification in addition to the registered AccessTokenValidator,
>> specifically, it filters the token permissions against the current URI
>> path and HTTP verb, and it is actually the intersected set of
>> permissions that 'makes' it into OAuthContext - which is meant to
>> represent all the info about the requesting client the application
>> code may need to know for doing some custom validation/checks.
>> Would you be OK with expanding OAuthContext instead of making
>> AccessTokenValidation available to the application ? This involves a
>> bit of duplication, but I'm thinking this will let us experiment more
>> later on with the way the access tokens can get validated without
>> affecting the application code...
>> Cheers, Sergey
> I just submitted a first patch with AccessTokenValidation but the other
> solution is fine too. But it would be nice to have ClientID and Token
> available in OAuthContext if you go this way.
> Thanks, Thorsten
> PS: Maybe we can discuss this on the ticket for better history

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