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README for Apache Fortress Realm
- Version 2.0.3
Table of Contents
- Document Overview
- Tips for first-time users.
- SECTION 1. Prerequisites.
- SECTION 2. Download & Install.
- SECTION 3. Instructions for Application Usage
This document contains instructions to download and install the Apache Fortress Realm. SECTION 3 contains steps to get it working with Apache Tomcat.
Tips for first-time users
- To use with ApacheDS: README-QUICKSTART-APACHEDS.md in FORTRESS_CORE_HOME package
- To use OpenLDAP: README-QUICKSTART-SLAPD.md in FORTRESS_CORE_HOME package.
- Tutorial to integrate a Java Web app with Fortress RBAC apis: README-ENABLE-FORTRESS.
- Questions about this software package should be directed to its mailing list:
SECTION 1. Prerequisites
Minimum hardware requirements:
- 2 Cores
- 4GB RAM
Minimum software requirements:
- Java SDK 8
- Apache Maven3++
- Apache Fortress Core Download & Install in FORTRESS_CORE_HOME package README.md.
Everything else covered in steps that follow. Tested on Debian, Centos & Windows machines.
SECTION 2. Download & Install
- Build the source.
a. from git:
git clone --branch 2.0.3 https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/directory-fortress-realm.git cd directory-fortress-realm mvn clean install
b. or download package:
wget http://www.apache.org/dist/directory/fortress/dist/2.0.3/fortress-realm-2.0.3-source-release.zip unzip fortress-realm-2.0.3-source-release.zip cd fortress-realm-2.0.3 mvn clean install
- Now build the javadoc:
If using java 8, add this param to the pom.xml:
<plugin> ... <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId> <configuration> <additionalparam>-Xdoclint:none</additionalparam> ... </configuration> </plugin>
- View the generated document here: ./target/site/apidocs/overview-summary.html.
SECTION 3. Instructions for Application Usage
There are two options for web app usage of the fortress realm:
Option 1 requires web apps to be dependent on the fortress realm libs but enables usage of the fortress RBAC programmatic authZ apis. It allows multiple realms, each of a different type and version, to be enabled within a single Tomcat instance.
Option 2 frees the web app from entanglement with fortress libs, which is easier to manage, but doesn't allow fortress api usage. It limits to a single realm instance, enabled globally, which might not agree with multitenant requirements.
Table of Options
|Realm Type||Is Global Security?||Is Declarative?||Is RBAC APIs?||Multiple Realms Supported?||Fortress Dependencies?|
Option 1. For Single Web Context
enable Java EE security for a single web app running under Tomcat
- Follow these instructions: REALM-CONTEXT-SETUP.
Option 2. For Global Security
enable Java EE security for all web apps running under Tomcat
- Follow these instructions: REALM-HOST-SETUP.