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From Nils Weinander <nils.weinan...@mogul.com>
Subject Jackrabbut authentication, from another angle
Date Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:39:50 GMT
Trying to wrap my head around Jackrabbit authentication following
my failure to set up JAAS login. What I want to do is to have
the spring-modules-jcr JcrTemplate to get a session which is
NOT authenticated with a fixed username/password provided in
the Spring application context:

<bean id="jcrSessionFactory" 
	<property name="repository" ref="repository"/>
	<property name="credentials">
		<bean class="javax.jcr.SimpleCredentials">
			<constructor-arg index="0" value="${repository.user}"/>
			<constructor-arg index="1">
				<bean factory-bean="password" factory-method="toCharArray"/>

<bean id="password" class="java.lang.String">
	<constructor-arg index="0" value="${repository.password}"/>

I want to use the credentials of the user currently logged
in to the container. I assume that I cannot get hold of
these in the Spring declarations. If I don't include the
credentials property of the jcrSessionfactory bean and use
SimpleLoginModule, I get an anonymous login. When I try
a JAAS LoginModule from Jetty I get UnsupportedCallbackException
and it doesn't feel quite right anyway: if I have security-constraint
in web.xml around the entire webapp, the use is already logged
in when the Jackrabbit session is created. What I really
want is the logged in user's credentials to be passed on
to Jackrabbit.

Do I have to write my own LoginModule for that or is there
a ready way to do this?

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