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From "Harsh J (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-7621) alfredo config should be in a file not readable by users
Date Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:19:09 GMT

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Harsh J commented on HADOOP-7621:
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Failed to mention, but TestAuthenticationFilter has extra whitesp too. Please remove from
that as well!

> alfredo config should be in a file not readable by users
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7621
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7621
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.205.0, 0.23.0, 0.24.0
>            Reporter: Alejandro Abdelnur
>            Assignee: Aaron T. Myers
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 0.24.0
>
>         Attachments: HADOOP-7621-branch-0.20-security.patch, HADOOP-7621.patch, HADOOP-7621.patch,
HADOOP-7621.patch
>
>
> [thxs ATM for point this one out]
> Alfredo configuration currently is stored in the core-site.xml file, this file is readable
by users (it must be as Configuration defaults must be loaded).
> One of Alfredo config values is a secret which is used by all nodes to sign/verify the
authentication cookie.
> A user could get hold of this secret and forge authentication cookies for other users.
> Because of this the Alfredo configuration, should be move to a user non-readable file.

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