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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <...@geronimo.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Assigned: (GERONIMO-1012) Tomcat integration does not set a subject in an unsecured web module in a secured ejb application
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2005 02:47:54 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-1012?page=all ]

David Jencks reassigned GERONIMO-1012:
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    Assign To: Jeff Genender  (was: David Jencks)

Jeff, can you think of a better way to do this?

> Tomcat integration does not set a subject in an unsecured web module in a secured ejb
application
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: GERONIMO-1012
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-1012
>      Project: Geronimo
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: Tomcat
>     Versions: 1.0-M5
>     Reporter: David Jencks
>     Assignee: Jeff Genender
>      Fix For: 1.0-M5

>
> In the jetty integration, in SecurityContextBeforeAfter, a request for an unsecured page
results in the default subject being set in the ContextManager (line 288).  This provides
a way to call secured ejbs and also provides a source for credentials for calling secured
web services.
> In tomcat, we don't do anything like that: in particular there is no source of credentials
for secured web services.  
> I think the simplest solution is to, if the app is secured, to add another valve after
the standard tomcat security valve, that sets the default subject into the ContextManager
if none is there already.

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