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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2196) Run standalone network server with security manager by default
Date Fri, 23 Feb 2007 21:03:06 GMT

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Rick Hillegas commented on DERBY-2196:
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What should be do about the network startup scripts? Now if you run startNetworkServer, the
server fails to come up. It exits, complaining that it can't install a security manager until
you specify how you want to authenticate users. Here are some bad options:

1) Let the startup script continue to fail.

2) Add the -noSecurityManager option to the java command. This seems like a bad example to
set in a template script.

3) Add some more system properties so that the server comes up with BUILTIN authentication
and some default system administrator's username and password.

I would appreciate the community's guidance here.

> Run standalone network server with security manager by default
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-2196
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-2196
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Network Server, Security
>            Reporter: Daniel John Debrunner
>         Assigned To: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: derby-2196-01-print-01.diff, derby-2196-01-print-02.diff, derby-2196-01-print-03.diff,
derby-2196-02-install-01.diff, derby-2196-03-tests-01.diff, derby-2196-10-renameOption-01.diff,
secureServer.html, secureServer.html, secureServer.html, secureServer.html, secureServer.html,
secureServer.html, secureServer.html, secureServer.html
>
>
> From an e-mail discussion:
> ... Derby should match the security  provided by typical client server systems such as
DB2, Oracle, etc. I 
> think in this case system/database owners are trusting the database 
> system to ensure that their system cannot be attacked. So maybe if Derby 
> is booted as a standalone server with no security manager involved, it 
> should install one with a default security policy. Thus allowing Derby 
> to use Java security manager to manage system privileges but not 
> requiring everyone to become familiar with them.
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/db-derby-dev/200612.mbox/%3c4582FE67.7040308@apache.org%3e
> I imagine such a policy would allow any access to databases under derby.system.home and/or
user.home.
> By standalone I mean the network server was started though the main() method (command
line).

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