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Subject [jira] [Commented] (DISPATCH-1388) Authorization doc fails to describe vhost abstraction clearly
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2019 18:25:00 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on DISPATCH-1388:

asfgit commented on pull request #540: DISPATCH-1388: Clarify policy restrictions defined
by vhost objects
URL: https://github.com/apache/qpid-dispatch/pull/540
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> Authorization doc fails to describe vhost abstraction clearly
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DISPATCH-1388
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DISPATCH-1388
>             Project: Qpid Dispatch
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions: 1.8.0
>            Reporter: Chuck Rolke
>            Assignee: Chuck Rolke
>            Priority: Major
> Security documentation misses an important point when describing policy and how policy
is effected by vhost settings: Access policy is applied at the point of ingress to a router
network. Once access is granted to a resource then all resources with that name anywhere in
the network are accessible.
> Access restrictions are specified in a policy vhost object. The vhost contains the restrictions
that get applied to a connection when the connection is established. Reading the doc it sounds
as if there are vhost objects that may contain addresses somewhere in the router. That conceptual
model is the issue in the doc that needs to be fixed.
> Methods for Specifying Vhost Policy Source and Target Addresses is a good example. In
the table the first item is titled _Allow all users in the user group to access all source
or target addresses on the vhost_ . In reality the addresses are not _on the vhost but are
in the router network_.
> Throughout the document the text "on a vhost" could be changed to "through a vhost" or
"specified by a vhost", or could be removed entirely. 
> h4.  

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