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From "David Le Strat (JIRA)" <jetspeed-...@portals.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JS2-491) Enhance J2 LDAP Security Documentation
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2006 23:38:57 GMT
Enhance J2 LDAP Security Documentation

         Key: JS2-491
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-491
     Project: Jetspeed 2
        Type: Improvement
  Components: Security  
    Versions: 2.1-dev    
    Reporter: David Le Strat
     Fix For: 2.1-dev

>From Davy De Waele email to the list:

Judging from the recent activity on the mailing list I noticed some
interest in using LDAP & Jetspeed 

Some thoughts come to mind:

1. The instructions located at
.html are really only applicable for people who are building jetspeed
from source. 
Due to the fact that the security-spi-ldap*.xml files shown there are
coming from SVN (interface changes, additional objects in the
configuration files that are not in the 2.0 binary release), users who
have installed jetspeed2 via the installer attempting to follow these
instructions will run into configuration issues.

What would be the best way to address this?

I think we should make a difference between users who are familiar with
Maven, SVN, compiling/building/deploying, and users who just want to 
the thing up & running using the installer.

Shouldn't we put this information into perspective by:

a) Clearly indicating that this is only intended for people building
from source
b) Provide an additional manual on what needs to be done starting from 
binary release (2.0 version)
The user would have to 
          * copy the security-spi-ldap*.xml files (we provide
downloadable spring XML files acting as examples)
          * remove their default security-spi-atn.xml
          * restart tomcat
          * preparing their LDAP server 

As far as LDAP support goes, we should provide instructions on how
existing LDAP servers can be used with jetspeed. We can also provide
downloadable schema files & LDIF sample data for all major vendors +

I could provide such manuals for OpenLDAP,SunDS and ApacheDS.

2. The major problem that users will be facing today is that encrypted
passwords are not supported in the jetspeed2.0 release. Given that this
functionality has been committed to the codebase, how do you feel
towards providing a downloadable JAR file to users that would act as a
replacement for their current jetspeed-security-2.0.jar - doesn't have
to be anything official, could be included as a link in the

The user would have to
         * replace his jetspeed-security-2.0.jar
         * restart tomcat

The user would have support for encrypted passwords and group/role
membership via LDAP.	   

3. OpenLDAP schema file

I had to add groupOfUniqueNames as a parent to the jetspeed-2-group and
jetspeed-2-role objectClasses in order for the group/role assignment to
work in OpenLDAP.
ApacheDS doesn't really care when objects are created in the LDAP tree
containing attributes that aren't defined in the LDAP schema. OpenLDAP
does :) I've attached the new jetspeed.schema file.

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