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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: next step in implementing manifold: user authentication
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:09:19 GMT
Hi Bert,

Others, I hope, will chime in on this thread and let you know what
precise solutions they have adopted.  But, in general, the solution
you use will depend on the environment you intend to run in.  As you
point out, JAAS authentication is an option, should you be able to
find an appropriate JAAS plugin that does what you want.  If you want
to do things via the Apache web server, I'd look at mod-auth-kerb
rather than mod-authz.  Others, no doubt, have less generic


On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Bert van Hoesel <> wrote:
> Hi,
> At the moment for the most part it is clear how to install, configure and
> populate manifoldcd and solr with authorized data. Using the added
> Manifoldcf 'search' url I can see I do not have access to any 'authorized'
> documents. Indeed I only see the non authorized documents.
> Thus the next step would be an authentication mechanism on top of this. I
> have been looking 'around' but was not able to find enough pointers on how
> to accomplish this. Two 'obvious' paths seem to be available: JAAS or apache
> mod_authz. But maybe other solutions exists. Most preferable options are
> those with minimal (java) programming.
> Biggest issue at the moment is that I can not figure out how authentication
> data is propagated into ManifoldCF.
> Can anybody point me to some howtoo's or documentation of some kind on how
> to accomplish this authentication on top of ManifoldCF.
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> Bert.

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