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From "Matt Hogstrom (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (GERONIMO-411) Add Hash Password Rewrite to File Realm
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2006 21:58:39 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-411?page=all ]

Matt Hogstrom updated GERONIMO-411:
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    Fix Version/s: Wish List
                       (was: 1.2)

> Add Hash Password Rewrite to File Realm
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GERONIMO-411
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-411
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 1.0-M2
>            Reporter: Aaron Mulder
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: Wish List
>
>
> It would be nice if the properties file realm could rewrite your properties file with
hashed passwords when it reads it.  We would need to be able to recognize hashed vs. unhashed
entries and perhaps even different algorithms.  Perhaps it could go like this:
> user1=plaintext
> user2=MD5{...}
> user3=SHA1{...}
> Anyway, the idea is that this could be a reasonably secure alternative, but you still
wouldn't need to manually hash things to add or update entries -- just put a plain text entry
in and the next time the server reads the file it would hash it for you.
> I guess we'd need to synchronize on the hash operation to avoid threading problems if
multiple apps or whatever use the same properties file, but it shouldn't be bad if we only
rewrite the file if we find any plain text entries.

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