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From "angela (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (OAK-4087) Replace Sync of configured AutoMembership by Dynamic Principal Generation
Date Tue, 31 May 2016 08:24:12 GMT

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angela updated OAK-4087:
    Attachment: OAK-4087_documentation.patch

> Replace Sync of configured AutoMembership by Dynamic Principal Generation
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OAK-4087
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OAK-4087
>             Project: Jackrabbit Oak
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: auth-external
>            Reporter: angela
>            Assignee: angela
>              Labels: performance
>         Attachments: OAK-4087.patch, OAK-4087_documentation.patch
> the {{DefaultSyncConfig}} comes with a configuration option {{PARAM_USER_AUTO_MEMBERSHIP}}
indicating the set of groups a given external user must always become member of upon sync
into the repository.
> this results in groups containing almost all users in the system (at least those synchronized
form the external IDP). while this behavior is straight forward (and corresponds to the behavior
in the previous crx version), it wouldn't be necessary from a repository point of view as
a given {{Subject}} can be populated from different principal sources and dealing with this
kind of dynamic-auto-membership was a typical use-case.
> what does that mean:
> instead of performing the automembership on the user management, the external authentication
setup could come with an auto-membership {{PrincipalProvider}} implementation that would expose
the desired group membership for all external principals (assuming that they were identified
as such).
> [~tripod], do you remember if that was ever an option while building the {{oak-auth-external}}
module? if not, could that be worth a second thought also in the light of OAK-3933?

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