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From "Matteo Bertozzi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-6393) Decouple audit event creation from storage in AccessController
Date Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:54:12 GMT

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Matteo Bertozzi updated HBASE-6393:
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    Attachment: HBASE-6393-v2.patch

Hey [~vanzin] I've rebased your patch on the today trunk. No changes just rebase, so, the
observations above are still pending.
Could you take a look at that?

I think moving something outside the AccessController (AuthResult) is good, and I've a couple
of pending patches + HBASE-6386 that should depend on this one.
                
> Decouple audit event creation from storage in AccessController
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-6393
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-6393
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Brainstorming
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 0.96.0
>            Reporter: Marcelo Vanzin
>         Attachments: hbase-6393-v1.patch, HBASE-6393-v2.patch
>
>
> Currently, AccessControler takes care of both generating audit events (by performing
access checks) and storing them (by creating a log message and writing it to the AUDITLOG
logger).
> This makes the logging system the only way to catch audit events. It means that if someone
wants to do something fancier (like writing these records to a database somewhere), they need
to hack through the logging system, and parse the messages generated by AccessController,
which is not optimal.
> The attached patch decouples generation and storage by introducing a new interface, used
by AccessController, to log the audit events. The current, log-based storage is kept in place
so that current users won't be affected by the change.
> I'm filing this as an RFC at this point, so the patch is not totally clean; it's on top
of HBase 0.92 (which is easier for me to test) and doesn't have any unit tests, for starters.
But the changes should be very similar on trunk - I don't remember changes in this particular
area of the code between those versions.

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