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From "John Sisson (JIRA)" <...@geronimo.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (GERONIMO-766) Provide a more secure way for UNIX scripts to pass userid and password to deploy tool
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2005 00:26:47 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-766?page=all ]

John Sisson updated GERONIMO-766:
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    Fix Version: 1.0-M5
        Version: 1.0-M5
      Assign To: John Sisson

> Provide a more secure way for UNIX scripts to pass userid and password to deploy tool
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: GERONIMO-766
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-766
>      Project: Geronimo
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: deployment
>     Versions: 1.0-M4, 1.0-M5
>     Reporter: John Sisson
>     Assignee: John Sisson
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For: 1.0-M5

>
> Currently if someone specifies a userid and password on the command line to the deploy
tool, it could be visible to other UNIX users via ps commands.
> Should we enable the user to point the deployer to a properties file stored in a secured
location) that contains the userid and password? That would be more secure for cases where
the tool is being called by scripts and the userid/password prompting is not desired.
> Our documentation should also remind users about this security issue.
> See mail dev list thread "Deploy tool and user and password security"
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=112140739500001&r=1&w=2

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