Chapter 19. Using LdapExtLoginModule with JaasSecurityDomain

This chapter provides guidance on how the LdapExtLoginModule can be used with an encrypted password to be decrypted by a JaasSecurityDomain. This chapter assumes that the LdapExtLoginModule is already running correctly with a non-encrypted password. For more information about LdapExtLoginModule, refer to Section 12.1.2, “LdapExtLoginModule”

Procedure 19.1. 

  1. Define JaasSecurityDomain MBean

    Define the JaasSecurityDomain MBean used to decrypt the encrypted version of the password. You can add the MBean to JBOSS_HOME/server/PROFILE/conf/jboss-service.xml, or to a *-service.xml deployment descriptor in the JBOSS_HOME/server/ PROFILE /deploy folder.
          <mbean code=""
             <arg type="java.lang.String" value="jmx-console"></arg>
          <attribute name="KeyStorePass">some_password</attribute>
          <attribute name="Salt">abcdefgh</attribute>
          <attribute name="IterationCount">66</attribute>


    The default cipher algorithm used by the JaasSecurityDomain implementation is PBEwithMD5andDES. Other cipher algorithms include DES, TripleDES, Blowfish, and PBEWithMD5AndTripleDES. All algorithms are symmetric algorithms. You specify a cipher algorithm by appending an <attribute> element with the CypherElement attribute set to one of these values.
  2. Adjust password, salt, and iteration count

    Step One contains a simple configuration where the required password, Salt, and Iteration Count used for the encryption or decryption are contained within the MBean definition.
    Ensure you change the KeyStorePass, Salt, and IterationCount values suitable for your own deployment.
  3. Start the platform

    Start the server after configuring the MBean, password, salt, and iteration counts. Ensure you start the platform by specifying the server profile containing the configuration.
    [bin]$ ./ -c PROFILE
  4. Open the JMX Console

    Navigate to the JMX Console (http://localhost:8080/jmx-console/ by default) and select the MBean.
  5. Invoke the LdapExtLoginModule

    1. On the page, find the encode64(String password) method.
    2. Pass the plain text version of the password the LdapExtLoginModule will use to this method.
    3. Invoke the encode64(String password) method.
    4. The return value is the encrypted version of the password encoded as Base64.
  6. Configure Login Module

    Within the login module configuration, the following module-options should be set:
    <module-option name="jaasSecurityDomain">,domain=jmx-console</module-option>
      <module-option name="bindCredential">2gx7gcAxcDuaHaJMgO5AVo</module-option>
    The first option specifies the JaasSecurityDomain configured in Step 1 is used to decrypt the password.
    The bindCredential is replaced with the encrypted Base64 password obtained in Step 5.