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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject RE: Re[2]: adding support for pluggable authenticators (HTTP) (adding support for SPNEGO/Kerberos)
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2004 04:00:59 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jens Bo Friis [mailto:jbf@it-practice.dk]
> Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:57 AM
> To: Alan D. Cabrera
> Cc: dev@geronimo.apache.org; Bo Friis
> Subject: Re[2]: adding support for pluggable authenticators (HTTP)
(adding
> support for SPNEGO/Kerberos)
> 
> Hi Alan,
> 
> 
> 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Bo Friis [mailto:bofriis@get2net.dk]
> >> Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 10:25 PM
> >> To: dev@geronimo.apache.org
> >> Subject: adding support for pluggable authenticators (HTTP) (adding
> >> support for SPNEGO/Kerberos)
> >>
> >> As I see it and correct me if im wrong, its not possible to plugin
> >> custom authenticators and im not sure where to add this but I have
> >> some suggestions.
> >>
> >> WebApplicationContext.initLoginConfig() instansiates the
authenticator
> >> based on the web app deployment descriptor. I would prefer to have
the
> >> ability to extend this list of authenticators, alternatively the
> >> ability to replace one of the standard authenticators.
> 
> A> What do you mean by extend the list of authenticators.  It should
be
> A> possible add a SPNEGO support by writing your own Jetty
Authenticator.
> A> What problems are you encountering?
> 
> It should be easy to implement the interface but how do I "activate"
> my custom authenticator from the deployment descriptor? or is there
> another way I just havnt found yet?
> 
> The authenticator is instansiated by specifying on of the webapp
> deployment descriptor keywords: BASIC, FORM, DIGEST, CLIENT-CERT. How
> to I set my custom authenticator?

Actually, maybe writing a SPNEGOHandler would do the trick.


Regards,
Alan



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