[kepler-dev] Kepler + authentication

Chad Berkley berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
Tue Sep 16 10:58:16 PDT 2008

Hi Michel,

There is an authentication framework built into kepler that is fully 
extensible.  Look at the org.kepler.authentication package for details. 
  Basically, you'll want to extend the AuthenticationService class.


Michal Owsiak wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have following question. How can I introduce authentication mechanism 
> into Kepler (if it is possible at all). I can see that Kepler provides 
> some sort of authentication for Ecogrid (Tools -> Ecogrid Authentication).
> Is it possible to automatically add different type of authentication?
> What I want to achieve is to have a single point authentication for the 
> work-flow. I want to generate grid-proxy basing on proxy, key and 
> password. I'd like to provide Kepler with these information in a "login 
> dialog" way. Then, I'd like to have an access to this data through the 
> parameters. Is it possible to achieve?
> Another question is. Is it possible to present user with dialog (during 
> work-flow execution) that will allow to enter password? This means that 
> text field must hash entered text (preferably with "*").
> Thanks in advance for the answer
> Cheers
> Michal

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