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From Bruno Matos <bruno.ma...@paradigmaxis.pt>
Subject Re: We've got an App for that .... Qpid Web Based GUI - and more - just released.
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:16:56 GMT
Hi Fraser,

On Seg, 2013-01-28 at 21:08 +0000, Fraser Adams wrote:
> Hi Bruno,
> Yes that's exactly what I thought was happening too.....
> Please do take a look at some of the other posts I've made to the 
> mailing list over the last few days.
> I made a post entitled  "Could somebody *please* explain Java Connection 
> URLs" to which Pavel Moravec kindly replied:
> "
> Hi Fraser,
> there is a bug in Java client disallowing no credentials option, seehttps://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPID-3396.
> Kind regards,
> Pavel
> "
> As you may have gathered the "back end" part of the GUI is the 
> QpidRestAPI written in Java. You may or may not know this but Java has a 
> particular ConnectionURL format documented here:
> http://qpid.apache.org/books/0.20/Programming-In-Apache-Qpid/html/QpidJNDI.html#section-jms-connection-url
> They aren't erm the "most convenient" form to do things with so what I 
> did was to write a helper class called "ConnectionHelper" that can take 
> URLs in all the main formats - the Java one just gets passed through, 
> the one used by the python tools (guest/guest@host:port) and the amqp 
> URL used in qpid::messaging should all work and the Class basically 
> constructs a Java form Connection URL to pass to JNDI.
> Anyways as you've observed if no username/password is supplied this 
> defaults to amqp://guest:guest@...... when I saw your last post I 
> clocked that and took a closer look.
> The spec says 
> "amqp://[<user>:<pass>@][<clientid>]<virtualhost>[?<option>='<value>'[&<option>='<value>']]"

> so the user/pass *should* be optional, however unfortunately it's not.
> I actually started writing that bit an age back ~18 months and I got 
> bitten then and forgot about it until your post. I had another go trying 
> different approaches, but if you look at my posting there's basically 
> currently no way in Java to specify a user ID on anonymous (well no way 
> that I've come across and nobody apart from Pavel replied to my post so 
> I'm assuming that there won't be a way until that bug is fixed).
> So from the perspective of my code I'm not sure that there's much I can 
> do unless someone can suggest a Connection URL for connecting as 
> anonymous - if they can I'll happily change the code to support that.
> All I can suggest for the moment if you want to use --auth yes is to add 
> a "guest" user in SASL, or better yet a real username/password - TBH if 
> you're not doing that you might as well use --auth no.

I changed the default username and password to anonymous in
ConnectionHelper.java:569, and it works for now. I don't know the
difference between guest/guest and anonymous/anonymous, usually I work
with authentication.

> I hope that this doesn't seem to be a cop-out, I've genuinely tried to 
> come up with something - in between getting it to work on Qpid 0.20 :-(
> One possibility is for me to take a look at the patch mentioned in 
> Pavel's response. It might be possible for me to create a Connection 
> using the Qpid specific implementation classes rather than constructing 
> a Connection URL and using the ConnectionFactory. It's not ideal but I 
> suspect that it might work, but then I'll be a bit at the beck and call 
> if someone tinkers around with those.
> As an aside you didn't give me any info on the browser you were using 
> etc. I still can't think of any reason why it'd take as long as you've 
> been suggesting to get updates to queues/exchanges etc. Have you tried 
> the new option I've added to disable QMF Events. That switch basically 
> switches that particular connection to use timed polling for updates 
> instead of receiving Events and using heartbeats to trigger updates. 
> Because the async event approach uses AJAX long-polling which "hogs" an 
> HTTP connection if you've got a browser with limited connections 
> available disabling QMF Events and using a timer driven poll just might 
> be more responsive.
> It was just a hunch really, but if neither approach give updates pretty 
> regularly every 10 seconds then I'd point the finger at something 
> network related on your end. I've never experience the sort of symptoms 
> you described and I'd be most interested to hear from others. I'm afraid 
> that I can't think what it could be other than I've posted here.
> Regards,
> Frase
> > Hi Frase,
> >
> > Sorry for the late reply. I've just installed version 1.1 and it shows
> > the following message in log:
> >
> > [IoReceiver - 'my-broker-address'] INFO
> > org.apache.qpid.client.AMQConnection - Not a hard-error connection not
> > closing: org.apache.qpid.AMQException: ch=0 id=7
> > ExecutionException(errorCode=UNAUTHORIZED_ACCESS, commandId=14,
> > classCode=0, commandCode=0, fieldIndex=0,
> > description=unauthorized-access: authorised user id : anonymous@QPID but
> > user id in message declared as guest
> > (qpid/broker/SemanticState.cpp:484), errorInfo={}) [error code 403:
> > access refused]
> >
> > I think that the empty string in authentication means 'anonymous' for
> > the Broker, but you are forcing 'guest' in messages' userId field. I
> > made a quick search in the code, but I was not able to do quick fix.
> >
> > Regards.
> >
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