Skip to content
Permalink
Branch: master
Find file Copy path
Find file Copy path
1 contributor

Users who have contributed to this file

180 lines (133 sloc) 6.64 KB

[WFCORE-4361] Enhanced mapping of an X509Certificate to the underlying identity

Overview

Elytron provides support for X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence, i.e., evidence that is composed of a verified X509 certificate chain. Currently, the principal that is associated with this type of evidence is hard-coded to be the subject from the first certificate in the certificate chain, as an X500Principal. This principal then gets mapped/rewritten using the configured principal decoders and principal transformers to obtain the name that should be used when locating and loading the identity from the underlying identity store.

The X509 v3 Subject Alternative Name extension provides the ability to specify one or more alternative non-X500 names that can be used in addition to or instead of the certificate’s subject name. It should be possible to specify that one of these alternative names should be used as the principal associated with X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence. This principal will then get mapped/rewritten using the configured principal decoders and principal transformers to obtain the name that should be used when locating and loading the identity from the underlying identity store.

Issue Metadata

Issue

Dev Contacts

QE Contacts

Testing By

[ ] Engineering

[x] QE

Affected Projects or Components

  • WildFly, Security

Other Interested Projects

Requirements

Hard Requirements

  • A new org.wildfly.security.evidence-decoder capability will be added.

  • It should be possible to configure an x509-subject-alt-name-evidence-decoder in the mappers configuration in the Elytron subsystem. This evidence decoder will be used to decode the principal that should be associated with the given X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence. In particular, this new resource will have the following two attributes:

    • alt-name-type - The subject alternative name type to decode from the given X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence evidence. This attribute is required. Must be one of the subject alternative name types that can be represented as a String:

      • rfc822Name

      • dNSName

      • uniformResourceIdentifier

      • iPAddress

      • registeredID

      • directoryName

    • segment - The 0-based occurrence of the subject alternative name to map. This attribute is optional and only used when there is more than one subject alternative name of the given alt-name-type. The default value is 0.

For example, consider the following X509 v3 Subject Alternative Name extension from the first certificate in an X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence:

X509v3 Subject Alternative Name:
    DNS:one.example.org, IP Address:127.0.0.1

To associate the evidence with the principal "one.example.org", the following x509-subject-alt-name-evidence-decoder could be configured:

<mappers>
...
    <x509-subject-alt-name-evidence-decoder name="dnsDecoder" alt-name-type="dNSName"/>
...
</mappers>

Next, consider following X509 v3 Subject Alternative Name extension from the first certificate in an X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence:

X509v3 Subject Alternative Name:
    DNS:one.example.org, DNS:two.example.org, IP Address:127.0.0.1

To associate the evidence with the principal "two.example.org", the following x509-subject-alt-name-evidence-decoder could be configured:

<mappers>
...
    <x509-subject-alt-name-evidence-decoder name="dnsDecoder" alt-name-type="dNSName" segement="1"/>
...
</mappers>
  • It should be possible to configure an x500-subject-evidence-decoder in the mappers configuration in the Elytron subsystem. This evidence decoder will be used to decode the principal that should be associated with the given X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence.This evidence decoder will extract the subject from the first certificate in the certificate chain, as an X500Principal. Example configuration:

<mappers>
...
    <x500-subject-evidence-decoder name="subjectDecoder"/>
...
</mappers>
  • It should be possible to configure a custom-evidence-decoder in the mappers configuration in the Elytron subsystem in order to make use of a custom EvidenceDecoder implementation. This will have the same attributes as any other Elytron custom component.

  • It should be possible to configure an aggregate-evidence-decoder in the mappers configuration in the Elytron subsystem. This will consist of two or more evidence-decoder elements where each element will contain a reference to a configured evidence decoder. Given evidence, these evidence decoders will be attempted in order until one returns a non-null principal or until there are no more evidence decoders left to try.

Example configuration:

<mappers>
...
    <x509-subject-alt-name-evidence-decoder name="emailDecoder" alt-name-type="rfc822Name"/>
    <x509-subject-alt-name-evidence-decoder name="dnsDecoder" alt-name-type="dNSName"/>
    <x500-subject-evidence-decoder name="subjectDecoder" />
    <aggregate-evidence-decoder name="aggregateDecoder">
        <evidence-decoder name="emailDecoder"/>
        <evidence-decoder name="subjectDecoder"/>
        <evidence-decoder name="dnsDecoder"/>
    </aggregate-evidence-decoder>
...
</mappers>
  • It should be possible to configure an evidence-decoder for a security-domain in the Elytron subsystem. This optional attribute will be a reference to an evidence decoder that has been configured in the mappers configuration in the Elytron subsystem.

    • If no evidence-decoder is specified for a security-domain, then the principal associated with the evidence will just be the default principal for the evidence type, i.e., for X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence, this would continue to default to the subject from the first certificate in the certificate chain, as an X500Principal.

Nice-to-Have Requirements

Non-Requirements

Test Plan

Elytron subsystem parsing and transformer tests will be added. Tests will be added to both the Elytron testsuite and the Elytron subsystem tests to ensure that the correct principal is extracted from X509PeerCertificateChainEvidence based on the configured evidence decoders.

Community Documentation

Documentation on evidence decoders will be added to the "Elytron Subsystem" section in the WildFly documentation.

You can’t perform that action at this time.