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From "Norbert Reilly (JIRA)" <directory-...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DIREVE-265) delegating binds to custom partitions
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2005 06:00:31 GMT
delegating binds to custom partitions
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         Key: DIREVE-265
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIREVE-265
     Project: Directory Server
        Type: New Feature
  Components: server main  
 Environment: jdk1.4.2
    Reporter: Norbert Reilly
 Assigned to: Alex Karasulu 


I have created a patch which permits SimpleAuthenticator to optionally delegate bind calls
to the custom partition matching the DN provided to a bind call. This seems like the right
general approach to take, but there were some points I wasn't completely certain about (being
a noob):
    1) I pass the credentials in as a Object (rather then byte[]) to allow for future flexibility
when SASL support is added to DS.
    2) The bind() call returns an InitialContext which SimpleAuthenticator immediately closes,
rather then say returning a boolean. This seems sensible though.
    3) Given the new bind() call is only optionally implemented by a ContextPartition, the
default bases classes return null when it is called. A NotImplementedException type approach
would work just as well, but I am unsure how the relative pros and cons are preceived by the
core DS developers (runtime cost versus cleanliness).

I also realise that the bind call is only one of a number of delegations that will eventually
need to be supported to custom partitions, but hope that this patch isn't heading in the wrong
direction and thus compromising any future work that may be required.

If the patch is deemed useful, but further work is required due to any/all of the reasons
above (or some I haven't considered) then let me know.

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