5.8.2. Desktop SSO using SPNEGO

To configure the desktop SSO using SPNEGO configure the following:
  • Security Domain
  • System Properties
  • Web Application

Procedure 5.5. Configure Desktop SSO using SPNEGO

  1. Configure Security Domain

    Configure the security domains to represent the identity of the server and to secure the web application.

    Example 5.15. Security Domain Configuration

        <security-domain name="host" cache-type="default">
            <login-module code="Kerberos" flag="required">
              <module-option name="storeKey" value="true"/>
              <module-option name="useKeyTab" value="true"/>
              <module-option name="principal" value="host/testserver@MY_REALM"/>
              <module-option name="keyTab" value="/home/username/service.keytab"/>
              <module-option name="doNotPrompt" value="true"/>
              <module-option name="debug" value="false"/>
         <security-domain name="SPNEGO" cache-type="default">
             <login-module code="SPNEGO"  flag="requisite">
               <module-option name="password-stacking" value="useFirstPass"/>
               <module-option name="serverSecurityDomain" value="host"/>
             <!-- Login Module For Roles Search -->
  2. Setup the System Properties

    If required, the system properties can be set in the domain model.

    Example 5.16. Configure System Properties

          <property name="java.security.krb5.kdc" value="mykdc.mydomain"/>
          <property name="java.security.krb5.realm" value="MY_REALM"/>
  3. Configure Web Application

    It is not possible to override the authenticators, but it is possible to add the NegotiationAuthenticator as a valve to your jboss-web.xml descriptor to configure the web application.


    The valve requires the security-constraint and login-config to be defined in the web.xml file as this is used to decide which resources are secured. However, the chosen auth-method is overridden by this authenticator.

    Example 5.17. Configure Web Application

     <!DOCTYPE jboss-web PUBLIC
      "-//JBoss//DTD Web Application 2.4//EN"
    The web application also requires a dependency defining in META-INF/MANIFEST.MF so that the JBoss Negotiation classes can be located.

    Example 5.18. Define Dependency in META-INF/MANIFEST.MF

        Manifest-Version: 1.0
        Build-Jdk: 1.6.0_24
        Dependencies: org.jboss.security.negotiation