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From "Alan Cabrera (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-1563) Make the JACC implementation pluggable
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2006 21:31:30 GMT
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Alan Cabrera commented on GERONIMO-1563:

These patches don't work for me.  Do you think that it makes sense to build a sec-plug branch?

> Make the JACC implementation pluggable
> --------------------------------------
>          Key: GERONIMO-1563
>          URL:
>      Project: Geronimo
>         Type: Improvement
>     Security: public(Regular issues) 
>   Components: security
>     Versions: 1.2
>     Reporter: David Jencks
>     Assignee: David Jencks
>  Attachments: GERONIMO-1563-step2.1-v1-openejb.diff, GERONIMO-1563-step2.1-v1.diff, GERONIMO-1563-step2.1-v2-openejb.diff,
> Currently we are hardcoded into using our JACC implementation.  This means we can't use
third party authorization/security servers such as Tivoli AM.
> The runtime hardcoding is that the installation of the spec permissions into the policy
configuration is mixed in with pushing our proprietary principal-role mapping into the policy
> The build time hardcoding is that the only proprietary security configuration we accept
is our own xml for principal-role mapping, and we insist on it being present.
> Some steps for this:
> 1. make separate gbeans for the spec and proprietary access to the policy configuration.
 These should be connected by an interface, and the spec gbean should control the proprietary
gbean and pass it the contextIds in the current application.
> 2. The security builder should be partly namespace driven, with the proprietary xml interpretation
driven by the namespace.  
> 2.a the base security builder should construct the ApplicationPolicyConfigurationGBean
and hand off to the namespace-selected gbean for the proprietary stuff.
> 2.b the proprietary-xml builder should install the "role-mapper" gbean with the info
needed for e.g. principal-role mapping.
> When we're done with this we should be able to support e.g. IBM pluggable JACC implementations
that support their role-mapping capabilities by just writing an xml format and a gbean that
pushes role mapping info into their interfaces.  The ibm interfaces are explained here:
> If anyone knows how other app servers configure the non-spec part of JACC references
would be very much appreciated.

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