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From "Mark Miller (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-4470) Support for basic http auth in internal solr requests
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:38:13 GMT

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Mark Miller commented on SOLR-4470:
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bq. PS: Please run ant precommit - You'll want Mark & Yonik on your side here

Oh, I don't mind if he runs precommit or not - I don't think contributors need to. Jenkins
will catch these things, or a committer will run it. I was just suggesting there is nothing
stopping him whether he commits it or not. 

I've just read enough little negative jabs through all of the issues I've interacted with
Per on that I'm ready to let someone else work with him if they desire. Getting into security
like this has usually been avoided with Solr - coming in with a bad attitude just seems counter
productive.

I'm going to spend my time helping less prickly contributors. 
                
> Support for basic http auth in internal solr requests
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-4470
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-4470
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: clients - java, multicore, replication (java), SolrCloud
>    Affects Versions: 4.0
>            Reporter: Per Steffensen
>              Labels: authentication, solrclient, solrcloud
>             Fix For: 4.2
>
>         Attachments: SOLR-4470_branch_4x_r1452629.patch
>
>
> We want to protect any HTTP-resource (url). We want to require credentials no matter
what kind of HTTP-request you make to a Solr-node.
> It can faily easy be acheived as described on http://wiki.apache.org/solr/SolrSecurity.
This problem is that Solr-nodes also make "internal" request to other Solr-nodes, and for
it to work credentials need to be provided here also.
> Ideally we would like to "forward" credentials from a particular request to all the "internal"
sub-requests it triggers. E.g. for search and update request.
> But there are also "internal" requests
> * that only indirectly/asynchronously triggered from "outside" requests (e.g. shard creation/deletion/etc
based on calls to the "Collection API")
> * that do not in any way have relation to an "outside" "super"-request (e.g. replica
synching stuff)
> We would like to aim at a solution where "original" credentials are "forwarded" when
a request directly/synchronously trigger a subrequest, and fallback to a configured "internal
credentials" for the asynchronous/non-rooted requests.
> In our solution we would aim at only supporting basic http auth, but we would like to
make a "framework" around it, so that not to much refactoring is needed if you later want
to make support for other kinds of auth (e.g. digest)
> We will work at a solution but create this JIRA issue early in order to get input/comments
from the community as early as possible.

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