Thursday Mar 04, 2010

Extend CertificateRealm with LoginModule (Glassfish v3.1)

Glassfish allows the creation of only one CertificateRealm, which doesn't perform any authentication. Some users may require a method to perform authentication on the certificates received from the client.

With v3.1 of glassfish, a method to do this is available. Now CertificateRealm allows one to specify an optional JAAS LoginModule to perform authentication. One can use this feature by downloading the nightly build after 03-04-2010.

This post explains how to build a LoginModule for CertificateRealm. 

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Thursday Jan 28, 2010

LoginModule Bridge Profile (JASPIC) in glassfish

The LoginModule Bridge Profile is a provision in the JSR-196 (JASPIC) spec, by which a server-side message layer authentication module (ServerAuthModule) may delegate some security processing to JAAS LoginModules.

This post gives an example implementation of use for the profile.
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