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Re: [higgins-dev] Thanks - STS up and running

I wasn't part of that specific conversation either, so I'm not sure.  I saw the issue where you and Mike were talking about the registry changes -- was there also a change to what goes in java.security?  Or maybe the issue is that the STS wasn't using the java.security registry mechanism previously, and is now (in which case, the first part of #4 below would be part of the same issue).
 
Jim

>>> "Tom Doman" <TDoman@xxxxxxxxxx> 2/4/07 8:48 PM >>>
Don't we also need to document a java.security configuration requirement?  I didn't catch the details but I know this caused a lot of head scratching this weekend.

Tom

>>> "Jim Sermersheim" <jimse@xxxxxxxxxx> 02/04/07 6:34 PM >>>
As of 20070204244515Z, the Higgins STS on wag started returning valid RSTRs for self issued user authn types. (single-signon thingy)

Before the celebratory beer deletes too many relevant brain cells, I just wanted to note some of the integration items we haven't yet written down:

1) STS server needs  Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files 5.0 (link).  The zip file contains two jars that must be copied to <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security.  The STS should probably log some very specific error message if it senses this problem.

2) xalan.jar is an additional dependency not noted earlier (dl from here)

3) build.xml files must be re-generated before building -- to get around this, we need to move on the plan to use ./lib directories for dependencies.

4) Existing deployments need to update their Configuration.xml.  What goes in Configuration.xml should probably be documented on the deployments pages.  Same can be said about the CP config.

5) Life would be much easier if we checked in the LDAP CP to Eclipse.  Can we go ahead and do this (even though the dependency .jars are still in a holding pattern)?

6) For public deployments, we need staging servers.  Someone (looked like Dale) was running tests at the same time as us.  This not only made log file parsing hard, but may have made Dale scratch his head a few times as we were bouncing tomcat over and over.

7) log file is getting way too much debug info now, we need to figure out why.

8) We need to implement the update methods for the LDAP CP.  Now Mike has jndi code and Daniel has php code to do this.  We should be able to share code once we have it working in the CP.

8.1) Also need to document the need for / use of java.naming.ldap.attributes.binary when updating binary attributes like cardKey


Jim



>>> "Jim Sermersheim" <jimse@xxxxxxxxxx> 2/2/07 6:15 PM >>>
Maybe Pat meant to put a delayed delivery on that message :)

>>> Anthony Nadalin <drsecure@xxxxxxxxxx> 2/2/07 7:18 AM >>>

Will this be the Bandit STS ?

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Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to get the STS in working order again. We will be showing this at RSA next week so it is much appreciated. BTW, I have tested it against Kim Cameron's blog and Pamela Dingle's Wordpress plugin and it is working great. The single sign for I-Cards is especially impressive.

Thanks!
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