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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Current caller subject?
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2006 06:29:26 GMT

On Aug 2, 2006, at 10:53 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> I'm working on the Jencks project again and have discovered that  
> the container managed security and pool partition by-subject  
> doesn't work oustide of Geronimo since both depend on obtaining the  
> current caller's subject from ContextManager.getCurrentCaller(),  
> which is a Geronimo specific class.
>
> Is there a spec defined way we could be getting the current  
> caller's subject that would reasonably work in most app servers?   
> I'm hoping there is something in the JACC spec.  If not, I think we  
> should introduce a hook under these static calls, so we can  
> redirect them to platform specific APIs when running outside of a  
> Geronimo server.

You could use

(Subject)PolicyContext.getContext 
("javax.security.auth.Subject.container");

which in geronimo delegates to ContextManager.getCurrentCaller()  
using a lot of hashmap lookups and security checks.

thanks
david jencks

>
> -dain
>


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