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From Shanti Suresh <sha...@umich.edu>
Subject Re: ConnectionPoolMBean should not expose plain-text DB password
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:51:24 GMT
Hi Te,

Will it be an option for you to create a JSP as was recently discussed in
this list, to expose just the particular MBeans that you need?

Thanks.
                  -Shanti

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Christopher Schultz <
chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:

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> Te,
>
> On 10/4/12 1:56 PM, Te Li wrote:
> > DB password is secret information and should not be exposed via
> > JMX. The tomcat ConnectionPool class implements
> > ConnectionPoolMBean interface. This interface exposes connection
> > pool configuration and statistics. However, because this interface
> > extends PoolConfiguration which has "getDbProperties()" method that
> > exposes the "password" property in plain text.
> >
> > The getPassword() method in DataSourceProxy class (which
> > implements PoolConfiguration interface) correctly does not return
> > the password but just a dummy value "Password not available as
> > DataSource/JMX operation."  However, the password is still exposed
> > via getDbProperties() method, which is an unexpected behavior.
> >
> > Due to the exposure of plain-text password, we cannot use the
> > ConnectionPoolMBean class out of the box in our production
> > environment and have to define our own MBean interface to expose
> > the ConnectionPool bean. Please fix this.
>
> Sounds a lot like https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=53139
>
> Given the response to that enhancement request, I suspect yours will
> get the same treatment were you to actually file it in Bugzilla.
>
> - -chris
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