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From "Roman Bushmanov" <roman.bushma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][security] BC provider as default Harmony crypto provider
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2007 05:30:13 GMT
Hi, Leo

On 6/26/07, Leo Li <liyilei1979@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, Roman:
>     I think it is reasonable to grant permissions to classes in extension
> directory and RI has a similar line in its policy file.

You are right, RI has a statement granting AllPermission to extension
directory. I've missed that.

However, RI doesn't have the problem with initializing the crypto
provider then the policy file is redefined complitely. I've seen that
difference on two tests from functional suite.

Probably they create a provider instance before installing security
manager, e.g. just before they execute application code. However that
is not an efficient solution because at vm startup we don't know if we
need a provider.

>     While I must admit that I have tried to delete this line in policy file
> for RI 6.0 and there seems to be no problem to get instance from crypto
> provider, I think it is due to the RI's security provider(SunJCE) does not
> require some priviledge to work and it is the provider's freedom. (Spec does
> not forbid providers to do this.)

May be I'm missing something but as I understand, each provider
implementation (a class extending Provider) should set in its
constructor a variety properties that are required to look up the
services implemented by this provider. And the only way to do that is
calling Provider.put() method that performs security access checs. Am
I right?

>     And Roman, is there an application fails due to this issue? If so, it
> deserves us to find a solution.

As I've already noted, I've discovered the issue on two functional
tests. No other applications.

Thank you,

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