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From "Gregory Chanan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-10911) hadoop.auth cookie after HADOOP-10710 still not proper according to RFC2109
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:15:14 GMT

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Gregory Chanan commented on HADOOP-10911:
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I tried the tests with the format used in HADOOP-10379 and they seem to pass.  Let me see
if I can come up with a test that fails for both those and HADOOP-10710.  I think only then
would I be confident in our cookie format.

> hadoop.auth cookie after HADOOP-10710 still not proper according to RFC2109
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-10911
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-10911
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 2.5.0
>            Reporter: Gregory Chanan
>         Attachments: HADOOP-10911-tests.patch, HADOOP-10911.patch
>
>
> I'm seeing the same problem reported in HADOOP-10710 (that is, httpclient is unable to
authenticate with servers running the authentication filter), even with HADOOP-10710 applied.
> From my reading of the spec, the problem is as follows:
> Expires is not a valid directive according to the RFC, though it is mentioned for backwards
compatibility with netscape draft spec.  When httpclient sees "Expires", it parses according
to the netscape draft spec, but note from RFC2109:
> {code}
> Note that the Expires date format contains embedded spaces, and that "old" cookies did
not have quotes around values. 
> {code}
> and note that AuthenticationFilter puts quotes around the value:
> https://github.com/apache/hadoop-common/blob/6b11bff94ebf7d99b3a9e513edd813cb82538400/hadoop-common-project/hadoop-auth/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/security/authentication/server/AuthenticationFilter.java#L437-L439
> So httpclient's parsing appears to be kosher.



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