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From "Felix Meschberger (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JCR-2355) Support easy pre-authenticated login
Date Wed, 14 Oct 2009 06:41:31 GMT
Support easy pre-authenticated login
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                 Key: JCR-2355
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-2355
             Project: Jackrabbit Content Repository
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: jackrabbit-core
    Affects Versions: 2.0-alpha11
            Reporter: Felix Meschberger
             Fix For: 2.0-alpha12


Some applications authenticate users themselves and just need to access the repository on
behalf of these pre-authenticated users.

Examples of such pre-authentications include SSO solutions or web applications using a web-based
authentication protocol not easily implementable in a JAAS LoginModule, for example OpenID
or similar.

In such situations a password may not be provided in SimpleCredentials and thus regular login
with user name and password is not possible.

Therefore I propose the enhancement of the AbstractLoginModule to allow for setting a specific
attribute in the SimpleCredentials attribute map. If this attribute is set, authentication
and login succeeds and a session for the user named in the SimpleCredentials is created.

As a starter we might just check for the presence of the attribute.

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