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From "Noble Paul (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (SOLR-7849) Secure Inter-node communication in a standard mechanism
Date Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:59:04 GMT


Noble Paul updated SOLR-7849:
    Attachment: SOLR-7849.patch

Implementation with a basic testcase

> Secure Inter-node communication in a  standard mechanism
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-7849
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Noble Paul
>            Assignee: Noble Paul
>         Attachments: SOLR-7849.patch
> Relying on every Authentication plugin to secure the internode communication is error
prone. Solr can standardize the authentication so that only the first request that comes from
outside the cluster needs to be authenticated by the authentication plugin
> The scheme to protect the communication will be as follows
> * Every Solr node creates a an RSA key pair 
> * The private key is kept private and the public key is made available through a  core
admin API
> * If authentication is enabled , every outgoing request will carry an extra header {{
SolrAuth : <nodename> encrypt_with_pvt_key(<original-user-principal> <timestamp>)
> * If authentication is enabled {{SolrDispatchFilter}} would look for this header and
see the nodename
> ** If the public key of the nodename is available in cache , make a request to the node
and fetch the public key
> ** If the public key has changed (because of a server restart) decryption fails and the
public keyis fetched again
> * If the decryption succeeds , the user-name is set to what the header has encoded

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