com.ibm.websphere.security.auth

Class WSSubject

  • java.lang.Object
    • com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSSubject


  • public final class WSSubject
    extends java.lang.Object

    The WSSubject class is provided to workaround a design oversight in Java 2 Security. When integrating JAAS doAs with Java 2 Security doPrivileged Programming Model, the doPrivileged call did not propagate the Subject object. This workaround provides doAs and doAsPrivileged static functions in which the Subject is set as the invocation subject. Then WSSubject.doAS and doAsPrivileged methods will invoke the corresponding Subject.doAs and doAsPrivilged methods. This workaround can provide the desired remote EJB doAs invocation behavior. The workaround can function correctly regardless whether the actual fix get into JDK 1.3.1 or not.

    Please note, null Subject or the Subject does not contain an instance of com.ibm.websphere.security.cred.WSCredential in the public credential set of the Subject then an Unauthenticated credential is set as the Invocation credential in the doAs{Privileged}() methods call.

    Since:
    WAS 5.0
    Version:
    WAS 5.0
    • Method Summary

      Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method and Description
      static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedAction action) 
      static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedAction action, boolean setCaller)
      doAs wraps the Subject.doAs to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.
      static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action) 
      static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action, boolean setCaller)
      doAs wraps the Subject.doAs to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.
      static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedAction action, java.security.AccessControlContext acc) 
      static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedAction action, java.security.AccessControlContext acc, boolean setCaller)
      doAsPrivileged wraps the Subject.doAsPrivileged to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.
      static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action, java.security.AccessControlContext acc) 
      static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject, java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action, java.security.AccessControlContext acc, boolean setCaller)
      doAsPrivileged wraps the Subject.doAsPrivileged to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.
      static java.lang.String getCallerPrincipal()
      This convenient method returns the caller principal of the current executing thread.
      static javax.security.auth.Subject getCallerSubject()
      This method returns a Subject contains the principal of the J2EE caller and the J2EE caller credential.
      static java.lang.Throwable getRootLoginException()
      This convenient method returns the root login exception caught in the system login module, if one exists.
      static javax.security.auth.Subject getRunAsSubject()
      This method returns a Subject contains the principal of the J2EE run as identity and the J2EE run as credential.
      static java.lang.String getSAFUserFromSubject(javax.security.auth.Subject subject)
      This convenient method returns the SAF user id that is in the passed-in Subject.
      static void setRunAsSubject(javax.security.auth.Subject subject)
      This method set the Subject as the J2EE run as identity on the current execution thread.
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
    • Method Detail

      • doAs

        public static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                            java.security.PrivilegedAction action)
      • doAs

        public static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                            java.security.PrivilegedAction action,
                            boolean setCaller)

        doAs wraps the Subject.doAs to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.

        Please note, if a null Subject is passed in or the Subject does not contain an instance of com.ibm.websphere.security.cred.WSCredential then an Unauthenticated subject is set as the Invocation subject. If setCaller argument is true, the "caller" subject is set with the given subject argument.

        Returns:
        An java.lang.Object.
        Throws:
        java.lang.SecurityException - Thrown if therer is no doAs and other required permissions.
      • doAs

        public static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                            java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action)
                                     throws java.security.PrivilegedActionException
        Throws:
        java.security.PrivilegedActionException
      • doAs

        public static java.lang.Object doAs(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                            java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action,
                            boolean setCaller)
                                     throws java.security.PrivilegedActionException

        doAs wraps the Subject.doAs to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.

        Please note, if a null Subject is passed in or the Subject does not contain an instance of com.ibm.websphere.security.cred.WSCredential then an Unauthenticated subject is set as the Invocation subject. If setCaller argument is true, the "caller" subject is set with the given subject argument.

        Returns:
        An java.lang.Object.
        Throws:
        java.lang.SecurityException - Thrown if therer is no doAs and other required permissions.
        java.security.PrivilegedActionException
      • doAsPrivileged

        public static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                                      java.security.PrivilegedAction action,
                                      java.security.AccessControlContext acc)
      • doAsPrivileged

        public static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                                      java.security.PrivilegedAction action,
                                      java.security.AccessControlContext acc,
                                      boolean setCaller)

        doAsPrivileged wraps the Subject.doAsPrivileged to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.

        Please note, if a null Subject is passed in or the Subject does not contain an instance of com.ibm.websphere.security.cred.WSCredential then an Unauthenticated subject is set as the Invocation subject. If setCaller argument is true, the "caller" subject is set with the given subject argument.

        Returns:
        An java.lang.Object.
        Throws:
        java.lang.SecurityException - Thrown if there is no doAs and other required permissions.
      • doAsPrivileged

        public static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                                      java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action,
                                      java.security.AccessControlContext acc)
                                               throws java.security.PrivilegedActionException
        Throws:
        java.security.PrivilegedActionException
      • doAsPrivileged

        public static java.lang.Object doAsPrivileged(javax.security.auth.Subject subject,
                                      java.security.PrivilegedExceptionAction action,
                                      java.security.AccessControlContext acc,
                                      boolean setCaller)
                                               throws java.security.PrivilegedActionException

        doAsPrivileged wraps the Subject.doAsPrivileged to provide the correct inter-EJB invocation behavior.

        Please note, if a null Subject is passed in or the Subject does not contains a com.ibm.websphere.security.cred.WSCredential then an Unauthenticated subject is set as the Invocation subject with the action. If setCaller argument is true, the "caller" subject is set with the given subject argument.

        Returns:
        An java.lang.Object.
        Throws:
        java.lang.SecurityException - Thrown if there is no doAs and other required permissions.
        java.security.PrivilegedActionException
      • getCallerSubject

        public static javax.security.auth.Subject getCallerSubject()
                                                            throws WSSecurityException

        This method returns a Subject contains the principal of the J2EE caller and the J2EE caller credential. If there is no caller credential, a null is returned.

        If there is a caller credential in the current thread, it creates a new Subject that contains a com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSPrincipal and a com.ibm.websphere.security.cred.WSCredential.

        This method is protected by Java 2 Security. If Java 2 Security is enabled, then access will be denied if the application code is not granted the permission javax.security.auth.AuthPermission("wssecurity.getCallerSubject").

        This is a server side call, i.e., should only be used by application code running in an application server. If this method is called by the client (application client or thin client), it returns null.

        Returns:
        Subject contains the caller identity, null if there is no caller identity and if called by application client or thin client code.
        Throws:
        WSSecurityException - failed to get the caller identity
        See Also:
        WSPrincipal, WSCredential
      • getRunAsSubject

        public static javax.security.auth.Subject getRunAsSubject()
                                                           throws WSSecurityException

        This method returns a Subject contains the principal of the J2EE run as identity and the J2EE run as credential. If there is no run as credential, a null is returned.

        If there is a run as credential in the current thread, it creates a new Subject that contains a com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSPrincipal and a com.ibm.websphere.security.cred.WSCredential.

        This method is protected by Java 2 Security. If Java 2 Security is enabled, then access will be denied if the application code is not granted the permission javax.security.auth.AuthPermission("wssecurity.getRunAsSubject").

        Returns:
        Subject contains the run as identity, null if there is no run as identity and if called by application client or thin client code.
        Throws:
        WSSecurityException - failed to get the run as identity
        See Also:
        WSPrincipal, WSCredential
      • setRunAsSubject

        public static void setRunAsSubject(javax.security.auth.Subject subject)
                                    throws WSSecurityException

        This method set the Subject as the J2EE run as identity on the current execution thread.

        This method is protected by Java 2 Security. If Java 2 Security is enabled, then access will be denied if the application code is not granted the permission javax.security.auth.AuthPermission("wssecurity.setRunAsSubject").

        Throws:
        WSSecurityException - failed to set the run as identity
      • getCallerPrincipal

        public static java.lang.String getCallerPrincipal()

        This convenient method returns the caller principal of the current executing thread.

        It will extract the caller from the received credentials of the current thread. If the received credentials is null, then a value of null is returned. In the EJB and Web container, user should use the standard interface provided by the J2EE specification to get the caller principal or caller name. This method call provides a way for code executing outside the containers to get the caller principal. The principal name return is not qualified with the security realm name.

        Returns:
        The principal name (without the security realm). If the received credentials is null, then the value of null will be returned as the caller principal.
      • getSAFUserFromSubject

        public static java.lang.String getSAFUserFromSubject(javax.security.auth.Subject subject)

        This convenient method returns the SAF user id that is in the passed-in Subject. The SAF user id is extracted from the PlatformCredential object, which is referenced by the WSCredential of the subject. If the WSCredential does not have any reference to a PlatformCredential in order to identify the SAF user id, then return null.

        Parameters:
        subject - the Subject to extract the SAF user id from
        Returns:
        the SAF user id
      • getRootLoginException

        public static java.lang.Throwable getRootLoginException()

        This convenient method returns the root login exception caught in the system login module, if one exists.

        It will extract the exception from the current thread. You will get what the login module sees as the root exception. This could be a nested exception. You may need to extract exceptions from the exception returned until you get the real root exception.

        Returns:
        A Throwable containing the root login exception. If a login exception did not occur, null will be returned.
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