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From "Dag H. Wanvik (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-4990) Documentation should state a custom security policy being required to use LDAP in conjunction with network driver
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:28:29 GMT

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Dag H. Wanvik commented on DERBY-4990:
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Kim, sorry for jumping on this one, but easier to explain the issue in a new pacth :) Btw,
I also removed the comment about this pertaining to system properties only, the permission
needed is unrelated to that.
Does it look ok?


> Documentation should state a custom security policy being required to use LDAP in conjunction
with network driver
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-4990
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4990
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Documentation
>            Reporter: Thomas Hill
>            Assignee: Kim Haase
>         Attachments: DERBY-4990.diff, DERBY-4990b.diff, tadminnetservcustom.html
>
>
> The documentation is lacking a statement that defining and using a >custom< security
manager template is required when wanting to use LDAP authorization provider in conjunction
with the network driver client. driver. Otherwise, i.e. just using the default security policy
will lead to socket permission errors. Details on which permission exactely needs to be granted
to which code base would be very helpful.
> Chapter 'Running Derby under a security manager', section 'granting permissions to Derby'
in the Developer's guide seems a good place to mention the permission java.net.SocketPermission
as optional, but required to be set when wanting to use LDAP authorization in conjunction
with the network client driver and defining the authorisation provider properties as system-level
properties.
> Adding this to the documentation and preferrably also providing some more guidance seems
desirable as migrating off the builtin user system to LDAP is strongly recommened and the
documentation has explicit statements about security risks otherwise incurred. 
> I also realized that the template included in the documentation at http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.7/adminguide/tadminnetservbasic.html
and the default template included in 10.7.1.1 software are no longer in sync.

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