1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 17, 2004 3:19 PM by Scott Stark

    LGPL and Sun's activation.jar ???

    khookguy Newbie

      I'm sure this question is answered somewhere, but after many Google searches, I can't find a definitive answer.

      JBoss 4.0.0 includes a small number of files (e.g., activation.jar is Sun's implementation of the Java Activation Framework) that are not distributable under the LGPL. Sun distributes activation.jar with the license that I cut and pasted into the bottom of this post. In particular, in the second part of the Sun license (the Optional Package part), 2. License to Distribute Software - this seems incompatible with the LGPL.

      Am I missing something here? Can anybody clarify?

      Thanks,

      Mark


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        • 1. Re: mailboxes and authentication
          Scott Stark Master

          I think authentication and authorization should work with the existing security realms JBOSS already has.

          The really exciting thing about a mailserver in JBOSS would be that you can add an other/mail based intarface to your applications. Think about the possiblity of writing hooks to handle custom work flows, invoke services based on the arrival of some messages.

          The problem with having a separate security model for the mailserver and the rest of the services in the container is that now you have to integrate twice to like a corporate LDAP server(ActiveDiretory?).

          I suggest separating user repository for custom(M1) attributes. Provision the M1 attributes to the M1 storage after succesfully authenticated via the realms. Provide a hook for the provisioning.

          For example:
          - new user to M1 logs in.
          - user known the the JAAS realm authentication succeed.
          - load user profile to M1. Find none.
          - Invoke provisioning hook, provide userID.
          - provisioning hook implementation does magic to retrive infomation from somewhere. Return M1 user profile.
          - save profile.