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From "Benoy Antony (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-9479) Ability to plugin custom authentication mechanisms based on Jaas and Sasl
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:59:16 GMT

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Benoy Antony commented on HADOOP-9479:
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The SaslClient and Sasl server implementations accept parameters including Callbackhandlers.
These parameters could be independent of Hadoop or the Sasl Implementation.  The custom layer
allows the user to specify these parameters.

I was studying the related SASL jiras. With those changes, the mechanism of plugging in AuthenticationMethods
is going to change. I'll contribute to those jiras.
                
> Ability to plugin custom authentication mechanisms based on Jaas and Sasl
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-9479
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9479
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Benoy Antony
>            Assignee: Benoy Antony
>         Attachments: customauthentication.pdf, HADOOP-9479.patch
>
>
> Currently, it is not possible to hookup new/modified authentication mechanism to Hadoop.
> The task is to create an extension in hadoop to plugin new Authentication mechanism.
The new authentication mechanism should have both Jaas and Sasl implementations.

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