Hi Benno, I'd be very interested to hear if you've done work with OAuth too. I've looked at it for a particular project recently but this option hasn't got past the design stage, instead we are going for a solution using proxy certificates. Interesting what you say about discovery. That's something that really has to be resolved. For Earth System Grid we have leveraged OpenID to enable discovery of additional Identity Provider services via the XRDS document retrieved with Yadis: when you HTTP GET the user's OpenID URL it returns an XRDS document containing a list of service endpoints. It doesn't help in the OAuth scenario though as far as I can see because you want to discover services at the resource being protected. There was also work with OpenID/OAuth in a recent OGC interoperability experiment. Phil From: John Caron <caron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:caron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 07:01:05 -0700 To: <thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> Subject: Re: [thredds] Proposal for handling authorization credentials in thredds.... thanks Benno, we'll check out OAuth. are you currently implementing it? On 3/10/2011 3:23 PM, Benno Blumenthal wrote: I am pretty sure the essential scheme is OAuth -- authorizing a third party to access data on the user's behalf -- though the primary implementation would be OpenID with OAuth extensions. Unfortunately OAuth 2.0 is still being hammered out, so we are stuck with OAuth 1.0, which does not have any real discovery in it, i.e. you cannot figure out from the denial what to do, but that will get fixed in 2.0. At least, they are arguing about it. But at least you (we) can get the pieces into place. Benno On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Dennis Heimbigner <dmh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dmh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote: I am in the process of refactoring the remote data access functionality for thredds. This currently will affect opendap, but others may occur in the future. My goal for this initial message is to solicit comments about the following proposal to make sure I am not missing any. Please post comments on this newsgroup or send them directly to me (dmh@xxxxxxxx<mailto:dmh@xxxxxxxx>). Additionally, I do not have access to servers that use the auth mechanisms listed below. I have ESG, but not the others. If you are game, and can provide me with an account on your server, so I can do testing, it would be much appreciated. =Dennis Heimbigner Unidata ------------------------------ Proposal: The primary issue here is providing various kinds of authorization credentials (broadly construed) to servers by clients. Currently, I have identified the following scenarios that must be supported (pardon me if I am a bit loose with terminology). 1. client-side credentials: - basic password credentials - java keystore for ESG credentials - OPEN-ID credentials (probably restricted to web-browser access only). 2. server-side credentials support: - currently basic and keystore are already supported in apache httpclient-3. - OPEN-ID support will require additional server-side code. 3. Proxy support - providing password access to get through proxies. There is an additional factor. It is desirable to support both "global" and "dynamic" credentialing. Global - this means that a single set of credentials is set globally and is adequate for all code running within a single program (i.e. linux or windows process). Dynamic - this means that each connection to a server may have a separate set of credentials. Further, it must be guaranteed that no connection is re-used to avoid inadvertent access to some other set of credentials. My refactoring involves the following changes: 1. wrap the HttpClient class within a new class called HTTPSession to give better control over the parameters for the HttpClient objects. Methods are also wrapped using an HTTPMethod class. 2. Remove all static HttpClient (HTTPSession) class variables. This so far is affecting NetcdfDataset.java, HttpClientManager.java HTTPRandomAccessFile.java, and NetcdfFile.java. 3. Modify the api's of the above classes to provide an extra parameter to pass in authorization information. The authorization information is passed using an instance of the HttpConnectionParams class so that it can hold arbitrary (key,value) pairs. 4. The authorization information is passed along ultimately into where it is needed, namely the HTTPSession object, the HTTPMethod object and into the SSLProtocolFactory. _______________________________________________ thredds mailing list thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> For list information or to unsubscribe, visit: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/ -- Dr. M. 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