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From "Shawn Jiang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (GERONIMO-4846) form based security for the web application does not work with Jetty WADI clustering.
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2009 06:46:57 GMT
form based security for the web application does not work with Jetty WADI clustering.
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                 Key: GERONIMO-4846
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-4846
             Project: Geronimo
          Issue Type: Bug
      Security Level: public (Regular issues)
          Components: Clustering
    Affects Versions: 2.2
            Reporter: Shawn Jiang


This is a part of https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-4777,  the major issue has
been resolved with the patch from  	 Trygve Hardersen.  Opening this JIRA to track the remaining
problems.

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However it does not work when combined with form based security for the web application. The
first problem is that org.eclipse.jetty.security.authentication.SessionCachingAuthenticator$SessionAuthentication
and org.eclipse.jetty.security.authentication.SessionCachingAuthenticator are not serializable,
so they can not be sent across the network. I made these classes serializable, and then login
works as long as there is only one member in the cluster (well, not really a cluster...).
When there are multiple members in the cluster, login fails because there is no valid constructor
for org.eclipse.jetty.security.authentication.SessionCachingAuthenticator$SessionAuthentication.
I tried to add a default constructor, but it's an inner class, and it seems to me like theAuthenticator
and UserIdentity properties are required for it to work so I did not try to extract the class.

As I said login works as long as there's only one member in the cluster, but logout does not.
Calling javax.servlet.http.HttpSession#invalidate() throws an exception, because the curent
session can not be found:

java.lang.AssertionError: Session [org.apache.geronimo.clustering.wadi.WADISessionAdaptor@7f488ddb]
is undefined
org.codehaus.wadi.replication.manager.ReplicationKeyNotFoundException: Key [ccge2q2w9dz2]
does not exist

I am attaching the patch for the WADIJettyClusteringBuilder (WADIJettyClusteringBuilder.patch)
and a sample project JGS (jgs.tar.gz) that demonstrates the security problems I'm experiencing.
The web-formlogin-clustering-plugin of the JGS project uses form based security and WADI clustering.
The /customer page is protected, and to access it one must login with any username and password,
as long as they are the same. Use test/test for instance. To test session invalidation, manually
enter the URL /logout.

It would be very helpful if someone can comment on the usability of WADI clustering in combination
with Jetty7. To me it seems like it has not been tested much, and I think going back to Jetty6
again is the best option for us, unless the issues described above can be easily solved.

Thanks for your help!
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