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From Emmanuel Lécharny <elecha...@apache.org>
Subject Re: change Hudson to use LDAP for web auth
Date Tue, 07 Jul 2009 13:16:36 GMT
Justin Mason wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 13:12, Emmanuel Lécharny<elecharny@apache.org> wrote:
>> Justin Mason wrote:
>>> currently, Hudson.zones.apache.org has two user auth dbs:
>>> 1. a Tomcat tomcat-users.xml file to authenticate Hudson users over HTTP
>>> 2. /etc/passwd, to auth users logging in via SSH
>>> Now, #2 should probably not yet be changed to use the ASF's LDAP, as
>>> we restrict Hudson changes to PMC members, rather than all committers.
>>>  But #1 could be changed to do this, since there's an additional layer
>>> of authorization imposed by the Hudson configuration.  it'd be great
>>> to do this since it'd remove an entire set of user/passwords for us to
>>> maintain.
>>> We could authenticate their logins via LDAP, but restrict changes to
>>> the authorized list in that Hudson config.  Looking at
>>> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/realm-howto.html#JNDIRealm ,
>>> this looks pretty feasible.
>>> Infra - is this viable?  can we set this up?  has anyone got
>>> experience using JNDIRealm with LDAP? does it work?
>> You can have a look at :
>> http://directory.apache.org/apacheds/1.0/42-apache-tomcat.html
>> It explains how to use ApacheDS as a LDAP server, but this should be OK for
>> any LDAP server.
>> If any question, feel free to mail directory@a.o.
> cool, thanks for the tip Emmanuel!
> I've just realised, there's another possible issue.  Right now hudson
> is not set up to use HTTPS, so passwords will be sent in the clear.
> If the passwords in LDAP are not currently visible in the clear
> elsewhere, we will probably need to get HTTPS running on Hudson first,
> and ensure that the login form switches to HTTPS, before this is safe
> to do.

What about using certificates at some point? Kerberos ?

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel Lécharny

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