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  1. Zeppelin
  2. ZEPPELIN-2539

Allow group/role based authentication in Zeppelin


    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 0.7.1
    • Fix Version/s: 0.7.2, 0.8.0
    • Component/s: zeppelin-server
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      Consider a scenario where a zeppelin-server secured using shiro and needs to permit access to the web interface to a select group of user using ldap groups.

      An LDAP server has groups HKG_USERS and UK_USERS but it only needs to allow access to the zeppelin server only to HKG_USERS. Currently this is not possible using the LdapRealm.

      A partial workaround for such a scenario is:

      /api/login = authc
      /api/login/logout = authc
      /api/security/ticket = authc, roles[admin] #To also secure websockets
      /** = authc, roles[admin]

      In this case the user can login but cannot use any api calls if he is not part of the group `admin` the Websockets still work and hence it only works for api calls.

      It would be nice to have a method to secure the login for specific `ldapgroups`.

      Following is one way to implement this:
      We introduce a new property in the shiro.ini

      ldapRealm.allowedRolesForAuthentication = admin,user

      In the LdapRealm during authentication we also verify that at least one of the allowed roles match with the roles of the authenticated principal.


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                sohaibiftikhar Sohaib Iftikhar
                sohaibiftikhar Sohaib Iftikhar
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