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From "Francis Liu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-8662) [rest] support impersonation
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:30:21 GMT

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Francis Liu commented on HBASE-8662:

In order to support pluggability, you need to pick a PREFIX and pass all the configs which
start with the prefix to the filter as you wouldn't know what specific properties needs to
be passed. Currently you're cherry picking and remmapping things which is limits pluggability.
You can just reuse the AuthFilter class in my patch and rename the prefix if you'd like as
you'll probably end up writing similar logic.

BTW what do you think about adding proxy users per method? I think that's a better way to
go about things than creating contexts per user. I'm attaching a trunk patch you can try out.

> [rest] support impersonation
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-8662
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-8662
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: REST, security
>            Reporter: Jimmy Xiang
>            Assignee: Jimmy Xiang
>             Fix For: 0.98.0
>         Attachments: method_doas.patch, secure_rest.patch, trunk-8662.patch, trunk-8662_v2.patch,
> Currently, our client API uses a fixed user: the current user. It should accept a user
passed in, if authenticated.

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