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SEC-931: Can't obtain UserDetails from the OpenIDAuthenticationToken #1184

spring-issuemaster opened this Issue Jul 18, 2008 · 3 comments


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Robin Bramley(Migrated from SEC-931) said:

The getPrincipal method currently returns the identityUrl (which follows the method description from the Authentication interface quite literally “The identity of the principal being authenticated. This is usually a username.”), whereas other authentication providers will typically set the principal to the UserDetails object.

The AbstractUserDetailsAuthenticationProvider determines how to set the principal by the forcePrincipalAsString boolean (defaulted to false) – however note that the CasAuthenticationToken also provides a separate getUserDetails method.

Proposed fix is to provide a forcePrincipalAsString option (default set to true for backwards compatibility) in the OpenIDAuthenticationProvider with changes to the HttpSecurityBeanDefinitionParser so the provider can easily be set to use UserDetails instead of a string.

Patch to follow shortly.

Matthias Quasthoff said:

We think this issue is related to SEC-935 , as in order to obtain user information from an OpenID provider, this info should be stored in the principal object. Feel free to see our patch submitted to SEC-935

Luke Taylor said:

I think we should look at making this the default in 2.1 and also how it can be combined with the attribute exchange mechanism raised in SEC-935. At the moment the getPrincipal() method on OpenIDAuthenticationToken just returns the identityUrl and the class already has a getIdentityUrl method.

Luke Taylor said:

I've already changed the provider to return the UserDetails as the OpenID principal, as part of SEC-935.

@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster added this to the 3.0.0 M2 milestone Feb 5, 2016

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