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From Nash Foster <>
Subject RE: J2EE security
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 14:39:29 GMT

> I'm not clear on what you mean by the statement "rolling your own" since
> there is no reference implementation of JAAS per se, in that it is included
> in JDK1.4.  Do you mean the examples?

Sun calls their JAAS (included in the JDK) a reference implementation,

        Sun's 1.0 code release of JAAS is a non-commercial reference
        implementation. However, the release may be used royalty-free as
        part of commercial applications. See the software license for
        more information.

> > So, I'd suggest building 
> > one solid and secure mechanism into Geronimo and then spend 
> > effort integrating other Enterprise authentication services 
> > so he can play nice with others. Definitely a differentiator 
> > in the Enterprise.
> It strikes me that these can easily be included by adding more LoginModules.

We're on the same page. My suggestion was to build 1 good LoginModule,
SRP perhaps, that doesn't require anything external to Geronimo. Then,
focus on integrating external products.


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