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Subject [Cassandra Wiki] Update of "ExtensibleAuth" by jeremyhanna
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:40:30 GMT
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The "ExtensibleAuth" page has been changed by jeremyhanna.
The comment on this change is: Adding a simple page for auth..


New page:
== Cassandra's Extensible Authentication/Authorization ==

Cassandra uses an extensible authentication/authorization mechanism found in the org.apache.cassandra.auth
Java source package.  It is configured in conf/storage-conf.xml (0.6.x) and conf/cassandra.yaml
(0.7+).  There are two implementations built-in:

 * The default `AllowAllAuthenticator`/`AllowAllAuthority` approach is essentially pass-through.

 * The `SimpleAuthenticator`/`SimpleAuthority` combination is property file based (using
and respectively).  For more information on this approach, see the source
in org.apache.cassandra.auth.

Both of the built-in options implement `IAuthenticator`/`IAuthority`.  Cassandra users needing
more sophisticated auth functionality can implement these interfaces.

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