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From "Bernt M. Johnsen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2196) Run standalone network server with security manager by default
Date Tue, 20 Feb 2007 23:28:05 GMT

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Bernt M. Johnsen commented on DERBY-2196:
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Rick Hillegas [20/Feb/07 06:54 AM]:
> [...] I'm not a big fan of introducing a lot of flags to control
> individual security features.

I see the need for simplicity, because security is rather
complex. But, we can't have one unsecure mode with everything turned
off and another with everything turned on. Every security feature has
some penalty like performance degradation (like SSL or running with
security manager) or administrative complexity (getting the policy
file right or certificate distribution for SSL peer authentication)
and the user/application programmer will have to do a trade-off
between e.g. performance and security based on his/hers specific
needs.


> 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, 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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