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  1. Karaf
  2. KARAF-172

Implement a mechanism that would allow a karaf application to distingush between UserPrincipal & RolePrincipal without depending from Karaf JAAS Modules

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1.0
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      A karaf application that makes use of JAAS for authentication and authorization will obtain a LoginContext that contains UserPrincipal and RolePrincipal objects (both classes are inside org.apache.karaf.jaas:org.apache.karaf.jaas.modules).

      If such application needs to distinguish between those two(e.g role based authorization), will have to depend from org.apache.karaf.jaas:org.apache.karaf.jaas.modules.

      I think that the application needs to be decoupled from Karaf JAAS Modules and this is why I think that an alternative needs to be provided to the user.

      Such alternative could be the use of a convention (maybe like having a prefix on Roles, or goruping roles under a Group with a fixed name (jboss approach)). This mechanism could be implemented by Karaf Login Modules and even better could be pluggable.

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        1. KARAF-172-patch.txt
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          Ioannis Canellos

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            • Assignee:
              iocanel Ioannis Canellos
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              iocanel Ioannis Canellos
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