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From Alan Chaney <a...@mechnicality.com>
Subject Re: Using HBase as ACL store for Spring Security
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:26:12 GMT
On 2/22/2012 12:14 PM, Enis Söztutar wrote:
> Interesting use case. For your product, do you also need to secure hbase as
> well?
What do you mean "secure hbase"? We use hbase to store information which 
has different ownerships and permissions, but the store is only 
accessible by our software, acting as a global user. At the moment the 
ACLs are held in a RDBMS. Spring Security has OIDs which reference the 
elements in the database (they are actually the row IDs). We just want 
to store the ACLs in hbase as well, because we expect that there will be 
lots of them.

An ACL is not often modified, and I believe that all of the information 
can be held in one row, so I don't think that there exceptionally 
difficult transaction-related issues to solve, but confirming that will 
be part of the challenge should we decide to develop our own solution.

We intend to make the solution open-source if we do go down that route 
(after all, theoretically its just an extension to the Spring Security 
ACL module)



> Enis
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Alan Chaney<alan@mechnicality.com>  wrote:
>> Hi
>> We are using Spring Security and HBase in our product. We are adding ACL
>> support through Spring and are looking at implementing the ACL store in
>> HBase. I just wondered if anyone else has done this, and if so, maybe they
>> could share code/experiences?
>> Regards
>> Alan Chaney

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