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From "Kristian Waagan (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DERBY-1656) Define & implement directory structure for JUnit tests to allow clear separation of security access for derby testing and product jar files.
Date Mon, 18 Sep 2006 09:57:27 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1656?page=all ]

Kristian Waagan updated DERBY-1656:
-----------------------------------

        Summary: Define & implement directory structure for JUnit tests to allow clear
separation of security access for derby testing and product jar files.  (was: Define &
implement direcory structure for JUnit tests to allow clear separation of security access
for derby tetsing and product jar files.)
    Description: 
Discussion in this thread highlights the risk with the current (old test harness) approach
of granting access to the testing code (the user application) to read the database files themselves.

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/db-derby-dev/200608.mbox/%3c44D9EB37.6020503@sbcglobal.net%3e

Policy suggested is:

${derby.system.home}
Access only given to derby.jar/derbynet.jar, derbytools should not be
reading files in the system home, derbytesting should only be able to
access limited files, such as derby.log and derby.properties. The value
of derby.system.home must not fall under any of the following folders,
e.g. for the default case ${user.dir}/dsh would be good.

${user.dir}/databases
   All databases created under this folder when derby.system.home is not
set, access would only be granted to derby.jar

${user.dir}/extin,extout,extinout
   Access granted as today

${user.dir}/tests
   Folder test scripts, fail logs etc. permissions granted to
derbytesting, maybe derbytools but not derby.jar & derbynet.jar


Note that ideally tests should not be written to assume anything about the database name or
its location, that way we could have multiple sets of Junit tests running in parallel, e.g.
one against database  'wombat1' in ${derby.system.home}, one against  databases/wombat2 in
${user.dir}.
Eventually the same would apply for multiple derby systems in different classloaders (DERBY-700),
 so any scheme should take these desires into account.

  was:
Discussion in this thread highlights the risk with the current (old test harness) approach
of granting access to the testing code (the user application) to read the database files themselves.

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/db-derby-dev/200608.mbox/%3c44D9EB37.6020503@sbcglobal.net%3e

Policy suggested is:

${derby.system.home}
Access only given to derby.jar/derbynet.jar, derbytools should not be
reading files in the system home, derbytesting should only be able to
access limited files, such as derby.log and derby.properties. The value
of derby.system.home must not fall under any of the following folders,
e.g. for the default case ${user.dir}/dsh would be good.

${user.dir}/databases
   All databases created under this folder when derby.system.home is not
set, access would only be granted to derby.jar

${user.dir}/extin,extout,extinout
   Access granted as today

${user.dir}/tests
   Folder test scripts, fail logs etc. permissions granted to
derbytesting, maybe derbytools but not derby.jar & derbynet.jar


Note that ideally tests should not be written to assume anything about the database name or
its location, that way we could have multiple sets of Junit tests running in parallel, e.g.
one against database  'womba1t' in ${derby.system.home}, one against  databases/wombat2 in
${user.dir}.
Eventually the same would apply for multiple derby systems in different classloaders (DERBY-700),
 so any scheme should take these desires into account.


Fixed a few typos; buggy fingers or a buggy T key on the keyboard :)

> Define & implement directory structure for JUnit tests to allow clear separation
of security access for derby testing and product jar files.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-1656
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1656
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Test
>            Reporter: Daniel John Debrunner
>
> Discussion in this thread highlights the risk with the current (old test harness) approach
of granting access to the testing code (the user application) to read the database files themselves.
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/db-derby-dev/200608.mbox/%3c44D9EB37.6020503@sbcglobal.net%3e
> Policy suggested is:
> ${derby.system.home}
> Access only given to derby.jar/derbynet.jar, derbytools should not be
> reading files in the system home, derbytesting should only be able to
> access limited files, such as derby.log and derby.properties. The value
> of derby.system.home must not fall under any of the following folders,
> e.g. for the default case ${user.dir}/dsh would be good.
> ${user.dir}/databases
>    All databases created under this folder when derby.system.home is not
> set, access would only be granted to derby.jar
> ${user.dir}/extin,extout,extinout
>    Access granted as today
> ${user.dir}/tests
>    Folder test scripts, fail logs etc. permissions granted to
> derbytesting, maybe derbytools but not derby.jar & derbynet.jar
> Note that ideally tests should not be written to assume anything about the database name
or its location, that way we could have multiple sets of Junit tests running in parallel,
e.g. one against database  'wombat1' in ${derby.system.home}, one against  databases/wombat2
in ${user.dir}.
> Eventually the same would apply for multiple derby systems in different classloaders
(DERBY-700),  so any scheme should take these desires into account.

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