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From "Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2109) System privileges
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:30:51 GMT

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Daniel John Debrunner commented on DERBY-2109:
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With the additional system permissions proposed in DERBY-3462 I wonder if it makes sense to
change the style of names & actions in SystemPermission.

Today a "shutdown" name is proposed and potential for future "shutdownEngine" and "shutdownServer"
with no actions.

DERBY-3462 is proposing names of jmxControl, serverControl, engineControl etc also with no
actions.

Looking at the standard Permission class it seems the name is meant to represent an object
that the permission applies to and action represent actions on that object.
Thus it would seem to make more sense and be consistent with other Permissions to have:

 name=server   action=control | monitor | shutdown
 name=engine  action=control | monitor | shutdown
 name=jmx        action=control

Not sure what the current "shutdown" would map to (note it is an action, but defined as a
name), it could be:

 name="system"  action="shutdown"  => implies engine,shutdown & server,shutdown

This could be changed after any updated patch is applied, but would need to be done before
any release.

> System privileges
> -----------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-2109
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-2109
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Security
>    Affects Versions: 10.3.1.4
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Martin Zaun
>         Attachments: DERBY-2109-02.diff, DERBY-2109-02.stat, derby-2109-03-javadoc-see-tags.diff,
DERBY-2109-04.diff, DERBY-2109-04.stat, DERBY-2109-05and06.diff, DERBY-2109-05and06.stat,
DERBY-2109-07.diff, DERBY-2109-07.stat, DERBY-2109-08.diff, DERBY-2109-08.stat, DERBY-2109-08_addendum.diff,
DERBY-2109-08_addendum.stat, DERBY-2109-09.diff, DERBY-2109-09.stat, SystemPrivilegesBehaviour.html,
systemPrivs.html, systemPrivs.html, systemPrivs.html, systemPrivs.html
>
>
> Add mechanisms for controlling system-level privileges in Derby. See the related email
discussion at http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.db.derby.devel/33151.
> The 10.2 GRANT/REVOKE work was a big step forward in making Derby more  secure in a client/server
configuration. I'd like to plug more client/server security holes in 10.3. In particular,
I'd like to focus on  authorization issues which the ANSI spec doesn't address.
> Here are the important issues which came out of the email discussion.
> Missing privileges that are above the level of a single database:
> - Create Database
> - Shutdown all databases
> - Shutdown System
> Missing privileges specific to a particular database:
> - Shutdown that Database
> - Encrypt that database
> - Upgrade database
> - Create (in that Database) Java Plugins (currently  Functions/Procedures, but someday
Aggregates and VTIs)
> Note that 10.2 gave us GRANT/REVOKE control over the following  database-specific issues,
via granting execute privilege to system  procedures:
> Jar Handling
> Backup Routines
> Admin Routines
> Import/Export
> Property Handling
> Check Table
> In addition, since 10.0, the privilege of connecting to a database has been controlled
by two properties (derby.database.fullAccessUsers and derby.database.defaultConnectionMode)
as described in the security section of the Developer's Guide (see http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.2/devguide/cdevcsecure865818.html).

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