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From Guillaume Nodet <gno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: symmetry of pluggable authentication classes?
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2009 07:22:07 GMT
You're right.   I'll raise a JIRA and fix those interfaces.  Thx for reporting.

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 20:27, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
<dkg@fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> hey folks--
>
> i just learned about mina -- looks neat, thanks for offering it!
>
> i'm interested in the configurable authentication classes, as documented
> here:
>
>  http://mina.apache.org/sshd/configuring-security.html
>
> I note that the PasswordAuthenticator and PublickeyAuthenticator
> interfaces are oddly asymmetric: PasswordAuthenticator returns a
> non-null identity object if the authentication succeeds, but
> PublickeyAuthenticator simply returns a boolean.  Why is this?
>
> Also, should either authenticator do anything with the ServerSession
> object passed in?  There does not seem to be any comment about that
> parameter in the interface file.
>
> (please excuse me if i have the terminology wrong -- i don't know much
> java, and would appreciate any corrections or suggestions about
> terminology or ways to think about these things more clearly).
>
> Regards,
>
>        --dkg
>
>



-- 
Cheers,
Guillaume Nodet
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