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From "angela (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (OAK-4101) Consider separate external (group) principal management
Date Wed, 18 May 2016 06:47:12 GMT

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angela commented on OAK-4101:

Documentation of the feature and a description of the effect on the various security modules
can be found at

> Consider separate external (group) principal management
> -------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OAK-4101
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OAK-4101
>             Project: Jackrabbit Oak
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: auth-external
>            Reporter: angela
>            Assignee: angela
>             Fix For: 1.5.3
>         Attachments: OAK-4101.patch, OAK-4101_test.patch
> Given the fact that user management is delegated to an external IDP provider, we might
reconsider the current approach that attempts to synchronize user and particularly group and
their membership into the repository.
> What would left with the repository is a dedicated {{PrincipalProvider}} for external
groups (and maybe even users at a later stage), making sure that
> - the {{Subject}} is properly populated with {{Principal}} s upon login
> - access control can still be properly setup and managed in the repository for the principals
defined in the external IDP.
> the consequences would be:
> - external groups (and potentially) users would no longer made available to the default
user management implementation. alternatively: make them available as read-only stub i.e.
group-membership as defined by the IDP could no longer be changed/manipulated in the reposiotry.
> - they are however exposed as principals to assert proper authentication + authorization.
Note: any UI that properly reflects the fact that access control is being edited for principals
(and not for users/groups) would not be affected at all; others might need to be adjusted
to additionally support ac management based on the {{PrincipalManager}}
> will try to come up with a POC as soon as I find some time.

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