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From David Sean Taylor <d.tay...@onehippo.com>
Subject Re: CAS authentication / authorization
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2009 01:36:16 GMT

On Jul 19, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Evangelos Vlachogiannis wrote:

> Hi list,
> I would like to ask if anybody has integrated CAS (Central  
> Authentication Service - http://www.jasig.org/cas) with Jetspeed-2.
I don't have any experience with CAS but I have integrated similar  
solutions such as Shibboleth.

> Here is my problem situation:
> CAS sits"in front" of an LDAP server of my university that I do not  
> have "write" permissions. The meta I use from ldap is the  
> credentials and some information of users' role in university (like  
> student, instructor e.t.c.). What I need to do is to login in  
> jetspeed portal from jetspeed login form and through CAS to validate  
> authentication for all services under jetspeed. However, as I cannot  
> store anything in ldap I need somehow to initialize an existing user  
> stored in ldap in jetspeed database. An idea is to do that on first  
> login by introducing some mapping rules (any help how to do that?).  
> Another problem which I cannot overcome using CAS java clients  
> filters is how to allow public access, as the filter will always  
> asks for authentication under /portal/.

We do have a LDAP replication solution in 2.2. What version of  
Jetspeed are you using?

> Any ideas, help more than welcome,

It would be a valuable contribution to have CAS support or at least  
documentation in Jetspeed at some level.

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