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From Wes Wannemacher <>
Subject [OT] Re: User provisioning and maintenance systems
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 14:19:58 GMT
I've been contemplating this lately as well. I've generally rolled my
own similar to what you describe, but I am thinking about moving away
from that and into using CAS for authentication and authorization and
configuring spring security to honor it in the apps. The upside is
that user management will be removed from the apps in question, but
the question comes up about managing the users. I don't mind setting
up a database and building a quick front-end to it, but I am also
thinking about trying to use LDAP rather than a relational database
for storing the users. The advantage of LDAP over RDBMS is that GUI
tools will feel more natural, but I don't know if I want to open up
LDAP outside of the datacenter. So, there is still a need for
web-based management capabilities.

In my mind, my solution is a work-in-progress, but if you have any
ideas that will help me, let me know.


On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:49 AM, marty milligan
<> wrote:
> This is tangentially related to struts but it seems to come up often
> enough that I figured I would ask this group.  For most applications,
> I use Struts (mostly 1 but I'm coming up to speed on 2) with Spring
> Security. For user provisioning and and maintenance I usually use the
> systems that come with other applications on the site such as a forum
> or blog.  This isn't ideal but it gets the job done. For bigger
> systems with larger budgets, SiteMinder (and other stand alone
> systems) works fine but it is expensive and requires specialized
> skills.  I'd like to use an open source user maintenance system
> written in Java and preferably Struts 2 and Spring.  Is there such an
> animal?
> So what does everyone use with their Struts applications?  Does
> everyone roll their own?
> --
> cordially,
> Marty Milligan PO Box 434, Falling Waters, WV 25419
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