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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (GERONIMO-676) Provide Default For EJB Web Service HTTP Basic Realm Name
Date Sat, 20 Aug 2005 22:48:54 GMT
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David Jencks closed GERONIMO-676:

    Resolution: Fixed

Checking in modules/openejb-builder/src/java/org/openejb/deployment/;
new revision: 1.33; previous revision: 1.32
Checking in modules/openejb-builder/src/schema/openejb-jar.xsd;
new revision: 1.20; previous revision: 1.19

> Provide Default For EJB Web Service HTTP Basic Realm Name
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: GERONIMO-676
>          URL:
>      Project: Geronimo
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: webservices
>     Versions: 1.0-M3
>     Reporter: Aaron Mulder
>     Assignee: David Jencks
>      Fix For: 1.0-M5

> If you make a web service out of a Session Bean, the openejb-jar.xml web-service-security
settings include:
> security realm name
> realm name
> transport guarantee
> auth method
> The "realm name" appears to be used in the challenge for HTTP Basic authentication, as
in "Please provide username and password for 'foo'" where 'foo' is the realm name.  Of course
this is all automatic in web services, so the realm name is most likely irrelevant -- the
client computer will probably submit the same username and password to the server no matter
what realm is used in the challenge.  However, when configuring the web container for HTTP
Basic auth, we need to provide a realm name.
> So the point of this issue is, let's default the realm name to "Geronimo Web Service"
or some such, and make this element optional.  Since it's likely useless, it would be ideal
if the user only had to provide it if for some reason it was necessary in their scenario.

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