3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2006 11:49 AM by Michael Holtzman

    V3.1 Authentication Model

    Michael Holtzman Newbie

      I recently looked at the security framework in 3.1, and I am a little confused. The interface org.jbpm.security.AuthenticationService does not include a method to set the authenticated actor id.

      That means I cannot do something like

      AuthenticationService authenticate = jbpmContext.getServices().getAuthenticationService();

      Is this an oversight, or am I missing something?


        • 1. Re: V3.1 Authentication Model
          Michael Holtzman Newbie

          On a related note ...

          When I retrieve ProcessLogs for a process instance, the "actorId" field is always null. I expected that setting actorId on the JbpmContext would propagate into the process logs, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

          I need the log to include who (which actor) initiated a JBPM action (action in the generic sense, not a specific JBPM action).

          Thanx for any tips.

          • 2. Re: V3.1 Authentication Model
            Tom Baeyens Master

            The default authentication service is based on a thread local.

            You can set the actorId with the method JbpmContext.setActorId(String).

            You only should plug in a new authentication service in case you want the current actor to be obtained automatically from the environment like e.g. Subject.getSubject(...).

            • 3. Re: V3.1 Authentication Model
              Michael Holtzman Newbie

              That's exactly what I am doing:

              authenticate = jbpmContext.getServices().getAuthenticationService();
              /* --snip --*/

              Yet, when I get the logs, the actorId is null:

              JbpmContext cx = Manager.jbpmConfiguration.createJbpmContext();
              Map logs = cx.getLoggingSession().findLogsByProcessInstance(instanceId);
              if (logs != null) {
               Set keys = logs.keySet();
               for (Iterator it = keys.iterator(); it.hasNext();) {
               Token tk = (Token)it.next();
               List pl = (List)logs.get(tk);
               for (Iterator lit = pl.iterator(); lit.hasNext();) {
               ProcessLog procLog = (ProcessLog)lit.next();
               user = procLog.getActorId();

              "user" always comes back null.