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From "Kristian Waagan (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (DERBY-5631) Extend SecurityManagerSetup to add extra privileges to the set of default privileges (merge two policy files)
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:14:59 GMT

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Kristian Waagan updated DERBY-5631:
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    Attachment: derby-5631-1e-merge_policy_files-fix-url.diff

Attaching patch 1e, which committed already on Thursday.
It deals with more variations of denoting a policy resource, i.e. how to get from String to
URL.

Committed to trunk with revision 1295609.

Hopefully the last commit on this issue. The new functionality will be run as part of suites.All
when DERBY-2031 goes in.
                
> Extend SecurityManagerSetup to add extra privileges to the set of default privileges
(merge two policy files)
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5631
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5631
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Test
>    Affects Versions: 10.9.0.0
>            Reporter: Kristian Waagan
>            Assignee: Kristian Waagan
>             Fix For: 10.9.0.0
>
>         Attachments: derby-5631-1a-merge_policy_files.diff, derby-5631-1b-merge_policy_files.diff,
derby-5631-1c-merge_policy_files.diff, derby-5631-1d-merge_policy_files-fix.diff, derby-5631-1e-merge_policy_files-fix-url.diff,
derby-5631-2a-introduce_NO_POLICY_constant.diff
>
>
> When moving ProtocolTest into suites all (see DERBY-2031), I needed to allow the test
code to create a socket. There was already a policy file for the old harness for doing this,
but when using this with the JUnit framework I ended up adding privilege after privilege to
get the framework itself running.
> Instead of creating a large policy file duplicating all the privileges that the framework
requires to function properly, I think it would be better to make the SecurityManagerSetup
capable of merging the test specific policy file with the default policy file.
> This mode of operation can be used when you need a few extra privileges to execute the
test, but there are probably also tests where you want full control of the privileges - in
which case you use the existing mode of operation.
> I'm not 100% sure this approach will always work, but basic testing has shown promising
results.

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