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From Alex Karasulu <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [TRIPLESEC] JACC context id in an application
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2007 05:53:40 GMT
David Jencks wrote:
> Alex explained to me that for various legal scenarios its very desirable 
> to have triplesec guardian bind to a single application and use ldap 
> security to prevent it seeing anything outside that application.  On the 
> other hand jacc requires you to deal with a set of application 
> components, called policy contexts, within a single application.  My 
> original idea was to say application == policy context, but this 
> requires triplesec to have access to the entire realm in ldap, which 
> includes the users, so that won't work.
> 
> So, currently the dn structure is hardcoded to be
> 
> appName=foo,ou=applications,<realm dn>
> 
> with profiles, permissions, roles, etc right below this rdn.  In 
> particular there's code all over the place to take "foo" and turn it 
> into "appName=foo,ou=applications".
> 
> I think we can simplify the code a bit, satisfy the "log into a single 
> application", and make the jacc stuff work by generalizing this rdn.  As 
> far as existing code goes I want to pass in a rdn string wherever the 
> rdn is currently constructed (e.g. as above from "foo").  This will let 
> people set up the same kind of structure as they do now if desired, or 
> for jacc introduce another level
> 
> contextID=myWar,appName=foo,ou=applications,....
> 
> and perhaps for other purposes add even more levels.
> 
> Of course there may well be reasons this won't work, and in particular I 
> haven't tried to figure out yet if more or different objectClasses are 
> needed.  Any comments would be more than welcome.


David I'm still trying to understand what you mean.  So you want to 
create different policy contexts (JACC jargon) underneath an 
application?  What would be contained under these contexts?

Alex

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