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From "Keith Wall (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (QPID-3283) Make AuthenticationManager pluggable
Date Fri, 27 May 2011 11:01:47 GMT
Make AuthenticationManager pluggable
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                 Key: QPID-3283
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPID-3283
             Project: Qpid
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Java Broker
    Affects Versions: 0.11
            Reporter: Keith Wall
            Assignee: Keith Wall


This improvement forms part of the proposal I made to the Qpid Developer List on 2011-05-16
in the posting entitled "Java Broker: Pluggable Authentication Managers".

The existing AuthenticationManager and configuration classes will be refactored to allow a
user to choose an implementation of AuthenticationManager through new elements in the config.xml.

Existing use-cases (that is authentication against the etc/passwd file) will be maintained
by plugging-in the PrincipalDatabaseAuthenticationManager implementation.   Future implementations
of AuthenticationManager could then allow authentication to be delegated to an external system
such as an LDAP Directory.

This change *will* alter the format of the config.xml file.  Existing users of <=0-10 will
need to edit their config.xml when upgrading.  Documentation will be updated to guide upgraders
and helpful error messages will gently reject older configure files.

See also:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/qpid/Java+Pluggable+Authentication+Managers


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