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Released 14/1/2008
Under review

Revision as of 05:04, 14 January 2008


Under review


  • Dave Ferguson


  • Pierre Parrend

General Discussion

  • global comment: this overview is very quick, but clear and efficient
  • Introduction: a remainder of the technical context could be useful - what piece of code do one needs for executing this declarative access control: a servlet container ? a J2EE platform ?
  • first XML excerpt: no global tag is shown. If I have a real Web App descriptor without security, in which tag should I put the given xml code ?
  • authentication methods 'Digest' ad 'Client cert' are evoked. How can they be implemented, i.e what is required on the client side (algorithm, certificate with proper issuer) and on the server side (algorithm for digest and certificate control, access to a trusted certificate database)
  • 2 different 'transport guarantees' are evoked, 'integral' and 'confidential'. What specific protocols, algorithms, and data, are required ?
  • SSL is evoked. a pointer toward a SSL page could be useful
  • no extra link is given. Is it deliberate from the Owasp editor ? Where can I go and look if I need further information ?
  • I usually recommend storing the JSP files used for form based authentication in the WEB-INF directory. This way they cannot be accessed directly from the browser