Bug 111802 - Login cookie name should be unique to a server instance
Login cookie name should be unique to a server instance
Product: Red Hat Web Application Framework
Classification: Retired
Component: other (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: ccm-bugs-list
Jon Orris
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Reported: 2003-12-10 06:01 EST by Daniel Berrange
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-02 13:30:36 EDT
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Description Daniel Berrange 2003-12-10 06:01:47 EST
Description of problem:
A shared (or even a personal) development server will typically have
many instances of CCM operational. The spec for cookies says that
their names are unique within a domain - there is no scope for
including a port number there (some browsers do allow it, but that's
not part of the spec & IE specifically doesn't allow it).

There is however a simple solution to this problem, which is instead
of simply setting a cookie named 'ad_user_login' we can prepend the
name of the site hostname &/ port number, eg

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start two servers on a single machine, but different port
2. Login to one server
3. Login to the other server
4. Go back to a page on the first server
Actual results:
You are logged out

Expected results:
You are still logged in.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2004-01-05 11:16:10 EST
The following is sufficient to provide uniqueness of cookies across
all dev servers on a single host.

dan@camden$ p4 diff -dc
*** 16,21 ****
--- 16,24 ----
  package com.arsdigita.kernel.security;
  import org.apache.log4j.Logger;
+ import javax.security.auth.login.LoginException;
+ import com.arsdigita.web.Web;
   * Logs in a user if the user has a valid authentication cookie.
*** 35,38 ****
--- 38,47 ----
      public CookieLoginModule() {
          super(new CookieManager());
+     protected String getCredentialName()
+         throws LoginException {
+         return super.getCredentialName() + "_" + 
+             Web.getConfig().getHost().getPort();
+     }
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2006-09-02 13:30:36 EDT
Closing old tickets

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