Bug 729502 - Kerberos auth failing to work in openjdk due to two upstream bugs
Summary: Kerberos auth failing to work in openjdk due to two upstream bugs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk
Version: 5.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Deepak Bhole
QA Contact: Lukas Zachar
Depends On:
Blocks: 846709
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-09 23:15 UTC by Graeme Gillies
Modified: 2013-01-11 04:01 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2013-01-08 07:44:04 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2013:0099 normal SHIPPED_LIVE java-1.6.0-openjdk bug fix update 2013-01-07 15:41:01 UTC

Description Graeme Gillies 2011-08-09 23:15:43 UTC
Hi. We are attempting to use java authentication with our j2ee application, but we are experiencing two problems which have already been lodged as bugs in openjdk upstream.


They have been fixed in java7, but we would like to get these fixes backported into java6 and shipped as an errata so that kerberos authentication works.

At the moment we have to run our own patched jvm (using patches from the commits against the issues above) but would like to move back to a rhel supported package

Comment 5 Deepak Bhole 2011-09-09 17:36:22 UTC
Graeme, is there a testcase for this that I can try?

Comment 6 Graeme Gillies 2011-09-11 23:10:07 UTC
Hi Deepak,

Is there anything wrong with using the SpnegoReqFlags test case at





Comment 7 Deepak Bhole 2011-09-12 15:28:06 UTC
Hi Graeme,

Unfortunately not. That test requires importing an additional changeset in the first place (that added the kerberos testframework):

But even with that imported, the test still does not run with OpenJDK6. I suspect it relies on things working in a certain manner (OpenJDK7).

I am still looking into it, but if I cannot find a solution, I am going to request a backout of that test.

Comment 8 Deepak Bhole 2011-09-21 21:33:27 UTC
Hi Graeme. Any further info on this?

Comment 9 Graeme Gillies 2011-09-26 02:05:04 UTC

Unfortunately I'm not quite sure what more information I can provide here to help. I'm not a java programmer (just a sysadmin), and these issues were noticed when one of our developers was trying to use JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform.

If you want I can talk to the developer and see if they can look at writing up some test cases for you, but that will need some time to do that.

Is there no other way we can move this forward seeing as the fixes are already in jdk7?



Comment 10 Deepak Bhole 2011-09-26 15:24:02 UTC
Hi Graeme. I can push it in IcedTea, but I think it would be nice to be able to ensure that the patch fixes what we want.

Can you please add the JBoss dev to cc: if you don't mind?

Comment 22 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-08 07:44:04 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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