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  1. Geronimo
  2. GERONIMO-4896

Commands to a Secure JMX Connector require the SSL keyStorePassword to be specified on command line



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.1.5, 2.2, 3.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1.5, 2.2.1, 3.0.0, Wish List
    • Component/s: None
    • Security Level: public (Regular issues)
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      To my knowledge, it is not possible to run a Geronimo command (e.g. deploy.sh deploy or gsh geronimo/stop-server) to a server with a secure JMX Connector (running SSL, without specifying the following Java system properties on the command line:
      javax.net.ssl.keyStore and javax.net.ssl.keyStorePassword

      For example:

      export GERONIMO_HOME=~/target/geronimo-jetty6-javaee5-2.2-SNAPSHOT
      export JAVA_OPTS="-Djavax.net.ssl.keyStore=$GERONIMO_HOME/var/security/keystores/geronimo-default -Djavax.net.ssl.keyStorePassword=secret -Djavax.net.ssl.trustStore=$GERONIMO_HOME/var/security/keystores/geronimo-default -Djavax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword=secret"
      $GERONIMO_HOME/bin/deploy.sh -u system -p manager --secure list-modules --stopped

      javax.net.ssl.keyStorePassword causes a problem, since this means the keyStorePassword is available, in-the-clear, to someone inspecting executing processes. For example while a deploy command was active, someone could run 'ps auxww | grep deployer.jar' and discover the keyStorePassword for the KeyStore.

      Geronimo should provide a mechanism, whereby users can specify the keyStorePassword without making that secret available to anyone inspecting processes running on the current system. Ideally, the password could be encrypted/obfuscated within a file (just as passwords can be encrypted/obfuscated in var/config/config.xml).


        1. 4896_21.patch
          18 kB
          Ashish Jain
        2. 4896_updated_21.patch
          7 kB
          Ashish Jain
        3. 4896_updated.patch
          4 kB
          Ashish Jain
        4. 4896.patch
          2 kB
          Ashish Jain
        5. JavaAgent.jar
          2 kB
          Ashish Jain
        6. JvmOpts.java
          0.8 kB
          Ashish Jain



            • Assignee:
              genspring Lin Quan Jiang
              kevan Kevan Lee Miller
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