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  2. JCR-3293

AbstractLoginModule: get rid of trust_credentials_attribute

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: jackrabbit-core
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      Description

      based on JCR-2355 we added a very simplistic way to indicate to the login module that the given credentials have
      been preauthenticated. as already stated in the original issue this poses a major security issue as it leaves the
      repository access untrusted.

      i would like to raise those security concern again and would therefore like to get rid of that hack in the long run.
      the suggested procedure:

      • deprecate the attribute (immediately)
      • log a warning if it is used (immediately)
      • document how to fix code that is currently relying on that attribute
      • remove support altogether for the next major release

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          • Assignee:
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            Reporter:
            angela
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