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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-3154) Web authorization should only use jacc calls
Date Tue, 15 May 2007 22:36:16 GMT


David Jencks commented on GERONIMO-3154:

This should be fixed in rev 538344 for jetty.  This requires JETTY-340 to be resolved to avoid
some NPEs.

> Web authorization should only use jacc calls
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-3154
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: web
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-M6
>            Reporter: David Jencks
>         Assigned To: David Jencks
>             Fix For: 2.0-M6
> At Javaone I had a chat with Ron Monzillo who pointed out to me how to use only the mandated
jacc permission checks to decide whether a request should be denied, allowed, or redirected
for login.  We need to change the jetty and tomcat security stuff to do this.
> Sequence of steps I think should work:
> 1. check UDP.  Any excluded page will be denied here.  Also, if you have the wrong connection
security you'll get denied.  I think this is correct.
> 2. If the user is logged in, install their subject in the security system.  If not, install
the default subject.
> 3. check the WRP. If passed, continue.
> 4. if denied, and the user is logged in, deny
> 4.b. if denied and the user is not logged in, redirect.

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