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From "Aaron Mulder (JIRA)" <...@geronimo.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-911) Admin Console should require SSL
Date Thu, 19 Oct 2006 19:22:41 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-911?page=comments#action_12443623 ] 
            
Aaron Mulder commented on GERONIMO-911:
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Not only that, but you get a different warning if the host name of the HTTPS server doesn't
match the host name of the certificate.  Our only option would be to get a certificate for
"localhost" and assume that the user wouldn't put the proper server hostname into the URL
(e.g. https://localhost would work but https://my.server.com would not), but I suspect we'd
have trouble getting a certificate issued for "localhost" since it would be so subject to
abuse.

Bottom line, I don't think we can default to HTTPS.  But we can certainly provide a document
or wizard to enable HTTPS (where you select a real keystore, enter passwords, etc.) and point
you to the HTTPS URL for the console.  That would be the better way to go in my opinion.

> Admin Console should require SSL
> --------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GERONIMO-911
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-911
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: console
>    Affects Versions: 1.0-M5
>         Environment: all
>            Reporter: Donald Woods
>         Assigned To: Donald Woods
>            Priority: Trivial
>             Fix For: 1.x
>
>         Attachments: Geronimo-911.patch
>
>
> Admin Console login and Portlet access should require SSL to protect the system password
and any connector/DB/LDAP configured passwords in the Portlets.
> I'm willing to create and post a patch for this, once I get a couple other items off
my plate...  -Donald

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