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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (GERONIMO-2617) Custom Authorization
Date Sat, 15 Dec 2007 17:40:43 GMT


David Jencks updated GERONIMO-2617:

    Component/s: security

> Custom Authorization
> --------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-2617
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Diego L Espineira
> Apache Geronimo to enable the developer to implement custom and complex security models,
such as role hierarchies and permission inheritance between roles. This can be accomplished
by adding an optional parameter to the security realm options specifying some class to intercept
and handle the authorization to EJBs, WebServices and web content (JSP, html etc) by applying
custom and application specific authorization based on information stored in somewhere else
(like a DBMS).
> This enables an application to allow its users to change the EJB methods and content
permissions through the application itself. The authentication and authorization settings
is widely wrongly assigned to deployment time, while it must be assigned much of it to run
> An example of this is the JBoss SX approach to this subject. An application security
realm is configured to use an "authorization manager", which is a class that implements
And it handles the requests to all the resources like EJBs.

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