1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 21, 2002 8:26 AM by Roman

    Problem in using our own authentication cache policy

    Rajesh Newbie

      I am using JBoss-2.4.3 vorsion.

      First I am telling my requirement and then my work on that and what problem I am facing. I dont know what I have done is right or wrong. I request you to help me out.
      and thanks a lot in advance.

      First, My requirement is to write a authentication cache service which is in my control ie
      1) Flush on request
      2) Remove a single user on request
      3) Know the number of users logged in.
      4) Allow Specified number of users to login.

      Second, what I have done to achive it.

      I am facing a problem while using the class files present in jars
      Like I have written a cache policy service Mbean called

      package com.velankani.security.cache;
      public class SCECachePolicy extends ServiceMBeanSupport implements SCECachePolicyMBean

      I have registered in the jboss.jcml in this fashion.


      when I start run.bat

      I will get following exception

      [Configuration] Could not create MBean DefaultDomain:service=security/CachePolic
      [Configuration] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/jboss/util/ServiceMBeanSupport
      [Configuration]at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass0(Native Method)
      [Configuration]at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)

      and in starnge way, if I put jboss.jar in the classpath in run.bat file it gave lot of other exceptions but all were class not found exceptions.

      So to get rid of this problem what I did is changed the package of my service MBean to

      package org.jboss.util;

      extracted jboss.jar and placed the class files related to my service MBean in proper folder and again jared
      jboss.jar accordingly changed jboss.jcml

      and the cache class that I am registering to JNDI in the serevice MBean SCECachePolicy class as shown in the following code.(at the end)

      The TimedCachePolicy1(cache class ) That I am using as authentication cache policy is also put in jboss.jar similar to the earlier one. In this case I got exception as.
      [Configuration] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/jboss/util/CachePolicy

      with this set up of jboss.jar I am able to start the jboss server with my service bean also starting with out any problem while starting,

      piece of app server out put is below
      [SCECachePolicy] Initializing
      [SCECachePolicy] Initialized
      [JaasSecurityManagerService] Starting
      [JaasSecurityManagerService] startService, cachePolicy=org.jboss.util.TimedCachePolicy1@5a6bf4
      [JaasSecurityManagerService] startService, SecurityProxyFactory=org.jboss.security.SubjectSecurityProxyFactory@658cb8
      [JaasSecurityManagerService] Created securityMgr=org.jboss.security.plugins.JaasSecurityManager@55d3a3
      [JaasSecurityManagerService] setCachePolicy, c=org.jboss.util.TimedCachePolicy1@5a6bf4
      [JaasSecurityManagerService] Added ems, org.jboss.security.plugins.JaasSecurityManager@55d3a3 to map
      [Service Control] Started 51 services
      JBoss 2.4.3 Started in 0m:26s

      till this tis ok when I give a request from the client I am getting following exception on client window and nothing on server window

      Creating LoginContext
      Created LoginContext
      ini context created
      Got reference
      Got Home ----object
      java.rmi.ServerException: RemoteException occurred in server thread; nested exception is: java.rmi.ServerException: Exception occurred; nested exception is: java.lang.NullPointerException
      java.rmi.ServerException: Exception occurred; nested exception is: java.lang.NullPointerException
      at sun.rmi.transport.StreamRemoteCall.exceptionReceivedFromServer(Unknown Source)
      at sun.rmi.transport.StreamRemoteCall.executeCall(Unknown Source)
      at sun.rmi.server.UnicastRef.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.ejb.plugins.jrmp.server.JRMPContainerInvoker_Stub.invokeHome(Unknown Source)
      at org.jboss.ejb.plugins.jrmp.interfaces.HomeProxy.invokeHome(HomeProxy.java:258)
      at org.jboss.ejb.plugins.jrmp.interfaces.HomeProxy.invoke(HomeProxy.java:182)
      at $Proxy0.create(Unknown Source)
      at InterestClientLC.main(InterestClientLC.java:108)
      java.rmi.ServerException: RemoteException occurred in server thread; nested exception is:
      java.rmi.ServerException: Exception occurred; nested exception is: java.lang.NullPointerException

      TimedCachePolicy1 is same as TimedCachePolicy

      The code is as follows

      public void startService() throws Exception
      // Finally create a mail session
      TimedCachePolicy1 cache = new TimedCachePolicy1();

      private void bind(TimedCachePolicy1 cache) throws NamingException
      Context ctx = new InitialContext();
      String name = getJNDIName();
      if (name == null) {name = "java:/security/CachePolicy";}
      else if (!name.startsWith("java:/")) {name = "java:/" + name;}
      m_bindName = name;

      // Ah ! Session isn't serializable, so we use a helper class
      NonSerializableFactory.bind(m_bindName, cache);

      Name n = ctx.getNameParser("").parse(m_bindName);
      while (n.size() > 1)
      String ctxName = n.get(0);
      ctx = (Context)ctx.lookup(ctxName);
      catch (NameNotFoundException e)
      ctx = ctx.createSubcontext(ctxName);
      n = n.getSuffix(1);

      // The helper class NonSerializableFactory uses address type nns, we go on to
      // use the helper class to bind the javax.mail.Session object in JNDI
      StringRefAddr addr = new StringRefAddr("nns", m_bindName);
      Reference ref = new Reference(TimedCachePolicy1.class.getName(), addr, NonSerializableFactory.class.getName(), null);
      ctx.bind(n.get(0), ref);

      System.out.println("Cache Service '" + getJNDIName() + "' bound to " + m_bindName);

      Thanking you very much.

        • 1. Re: Problem in using our own authentication cache policy
          Roman Newbie

          As for me, for the degin you need to collect all used in MBen classes (SCECachePolicy ...) in some JAR and place in into folder "${jbosshome}/lib/ext". You need also to delete these files from EAR of your application. The problem with "[Configuration]java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/jboss/util/ServiceMBeanSupport" will be solved - it's already tested. This problems is consist in different ClassLoaders for "${jbosshome}/lib/ext"-folder and other folders/JARs.
          Please, delete ANY OF"jboss.jar", "connection.jar"... from system classpath.