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From "Milton Taylor (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (JSPWIKI-140) Problem with Authentication using JBoss LDAP - custom LDAP roles such as "Authenticated" still required?
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2008 11:20:34 GMT
Problem with Authentication using JBoss LDAP - custom LDAP roles such as "Authenticated" still

                 Key: JSPWIKI-140
             Project: JSPWiki
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Authentication&Authorization
    Affects Versions: 2.6.1
         Environment: JBoss 4.2.2
JspWiki 2.6.1 cvs 7
JRockit R27.4  (= JDK 1.6.0_02)

            Reporter: Milton Taylor

I'm having a problem that I think I have tracked down to this change? Maybe it doesn't quite
work as it was intended:

From: Ver 2.5.26 change history

* Minor enhancement to WikiSession now allows full use of non-JSPWiki
        supplied JAAS LoginModules in the JSPWiki-custom configuration. Previously,
        we considered a user to be authenticated only if a LoginModule had added
        Role.AUTHENTICATED to the Subject's principal set. This is clearly
        unreasonable for LoginModules that have no knowledge of JSPWiki, such
        as Sun's supplied modules or third-party modules used for LDAP
        authentication. Now, we consider a user authenticated if they are
        not anonymous and not asserted, and we lazily add Role.AUTHENTICATED
        in these cases, after login.

I'm using container managed authentication, and JBoss LDAP authenticator module. The authentication
itself is not working properly unless the user is also a member of role (ldap group) "Authenticated".
I first came across this issue when running an earlier version of 2.5, probably after this
change was made I'm not sure.

I turned on security logging to diagnose what was going on, and authentication itself is succeeding
but jspwiki then goes looking for the Authenticated role in the principals, and of course
is not finding it.  Is it possible there is a race condition here....(esp as I notice the
observed behavior is actually quite erratic once you hit the login button on jspwiki).  If
the Role.AUTHENTICATED is being added 'lazily', I think it's not being added quickly enough?

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