Luke Taylor (Migrated from SEC-1225) said:
As a result of registering the namespace-defined provider beans as inner beans, they are no longer available for autowiring which is useful for testing. It would be preferable if they were registered using generated names and added as BeanReferences to the AuthenticationManager's list of providers.
Luke Taylor said:
Changed AuthenticationManagerBeanDefinitionParser to use references to top-level beans for the providers.