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From "angela (Created) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (JCR-3293) AbstractLoginModule: get rid of trust_credentials_attribute
Date Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:07:32 GMT
AbstractLoginModule: get rid of trust_credentials_attribute
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                 Key: JCR-3293
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-3293
             Project: Jackrabbit Content Repository
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: jackrabbit-core
    Affects Versions: 2.4
            Reporter: angela


based on JCR 2355 we added a very simplistic way to indicate to the login module that the
given credentials have
been preauthenticated. as already stated in the original issue this poses a major security
issue as it leaves the
repository access untrusted.

i would like to raise those security concern again and would therefore like to get rid of
that hack in the long run.
the suggested procedure:

- deprecate the attribute (immediately)
- log a warning if it is used (immediately)
- document how to fix code that is currently relying on that attribute
- remove support altogether for the next major release

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