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deltaspike-authorization: DeltaSpike @SecurityBindingType Custom Authorization

What is it?

This quickstart demonstrates the creation of a custom authorization example using @SecurityBindingType from DeltaSpike in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

Security binding is DeltaSpike feature that restricts who can invoke a method (under the covers, it uses interceptors).

To restrict who can invoke a method, we create an annotation, called a security binding type. This quickstart has two security binding types - @AdminAllowed and @GuestAllowed.

The deltaspike-authorization quickstart defines an Authorizer class that implements the restrictions for the security binding types. The authorizer is a CDI bean which defines methods (annotated with `@Secures) which perform the authorization checks for each security binding we create.

In this quickstart the Authorizer we delegate authentication to JAAS, but other authentication solutions could be used.

Methods on the Controller bean have been restricted using the security binding types.

System requirements

The application this project produces is designed to be run on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 6.1 or later with the Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit (WFK) 2.7.

All you need to build this project is Java 6.0 (Java SDK 1.6) or later, Maven 3.0 or later.

Configure Maven

If you have not yet done so, you must Configure Maven before testing the quickstarts.

Add an Application User

This quickstart uses secured management interfaces and requires that you create the following quickstartUser application user to access the running application.

UserName Realm Password Roles
quickstartUser ApplicationRealm quickstartPwd1! guest

To add the application user, open a command prompt and type the following commands:

    For Linux:
        EAP_HOME/bin/add-user.sh -a -u quickstartUser -p quickstartPwd1! -g 'guest'

    For Windows:
        EAP_HOME\bin\add-user.bat -a -u quickstartUser -p quickstartPwd1! -g 'guest'

If you have not added an administrative user to your server, add the following admin management user. The password below is just a suggestion. If you prefer, you can choose a different administrative password.

    For Linux:
        EAP_HOME/bin/add-user.sh -u admin -p admin-123

    For Windows:
        EAP_HOME\bin\add-user.sh -u admin -p admin-123

If you prefer, you can use the add-user utility interactively. For an example of how to use the add-user utility, see instructions in the root README file located here: Add an Application User.

Start the JBoss EAP Server

  1. Open a command line and navigate to the root of the JBoss EAP directory.
  2. The following shows the command line to start the server with the default profile:

     For Linux:   EAP_HOME/bin/standalone.sh
     For Windows: EAP_HOME\bin\standalone.bat
    

Build and Deploy the Quickstart

NOTE: The following build command assumes you have configured your Maven user settings. If you have not, you must include Maven setting arguments on the command line. See Build and Deploy the Quickstarts for complete instructions and additional options.

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss EAP server as described above.
  2. Open a command line and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. Type this command to build and deploy the archive:

     mvn clean package jboss-as:deploy
    
  4. This will deploy target/jboss-deltaspike-authorization.war to the running instance of the server.

Access the application

You can access the running application in a browser at the following URL: <localhost:8080/jboss-deltaspike-authorization/>

When you access the application you are redirected to a login form, already filled in with the details of the application user you set up above. Once you have logged into the application you see a page showing your username and two buttons.

When you click on the Employee Method button you will see the following message: You executed a @EmployeeAllowed method - you are authorized to invoke this method.

When you click on the Admin Method button you will be redirected to a error page with the following exception: org.apache.deltaspike.security.api.authorization.AccessDeniedException - you aren't authorized to invole thos method.

Undeploy the Archive

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss EAP server as described above.
  2. Open a command line and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. When you are finished testing, type this command to undeploy the archive:

     mvn jboss-as:undeploy
    

Run the Arquillian Functional Tests

This quickstart provides Arquillian functional tests. They are located under the directory "functional-tests". Functional tests verify that your application behaves correctly from the user's point of view - simulating clicking around the page as a normal user would do.

To run these tests, you must build the main project as described above.

  1. Open a command line and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  2. Build the quickstart WAR using the following command:

     mvn clean package
    
  3. Navigate to the functional-tests/ directory in this quickstart.
  4. If you have a running instance of the JBoss EAP server, as described above, run the remote tests by typing the following command:

     mvn clean verify -Parq-jbossas-remote
    
  5. If you prefer to run the functional tests using managed instance of the JBoss EAP server, meaning the tests will start the server for you, type the following command:

NOTE: For this to work, Arquillian needs to know the location of the JBoss EAP server. This can be declared through the JBOSS_HOME environment variable or the jbossHome property in arquillian.xml. See Run the Arquillian Tests for complete instructions and additional options.

    mvn clean verify -Parq-jbossas-managed

Run the Quickstart in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse

You can also start the server and deploy the quickstarts or run the Arquillian tests from Eclipse using JBoss tools. For more information, see Use JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse to Run the Quickstarts

Debug the Application

If you want to debug the source code or look at the Javadocs of any library in the project, run either of the following commands to pull them into your local repository. The IDE should then detect them.

mvn dependency:sources
mvn dependency:resolve -Dclassifier=javadoc

Recent Changelog

  • Jan 29, 2015(Sande Gilda):Modify JBDS Maven Arquillian instructions to point to shared developer guides. Fix product names
  • Nov 11, 2014(Sande Gilda):JDF 787 Modify README metadata to optimize for Google search
  • Nov 7, 2014(Matous Jobanek):updated versions of WFK and EAP in README.md files
  • Oct 20, 2014(Sande Gilda):JDF 782 Missed the guest group
  • Oct 20, 2014(Sande Gilda):JDF 782 Replace add user instructions and fix links to point to JBoss developer shared repository
  • Jul 18, 2014(Jason Porter):Update README.md
  • May 29, 2014(Emil Cervenan):Squashed README files update. WFK 2.5 version replaced with 2.6
  • May 14, 2014(Marek Novotný):updated README.md info about WFK 2.6
  • Mar 27, 2014(Sande Gilda):WFK2 555 Replace JBOSS_HOME with EAP_HOME
  • Feb 28, 2014(Sande Gilda):Edits to README files to render metadata correctly and to use the correct term for JBoss EAP
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