Class WebServiceUserAuthenticator

All Implemented Interfaces:

public class WebServiceUserAuthenticator
extends Object
implements UserAuthenticator
A concrete UserAuthenticator that allows zero-code remote client (username, password) authentication against a Web service.

The URL of the Web service is defined in the webServiceUserAuthenticator.url in the file.

The Web service must just implement these features:
  • It must accept the 2 POST parameters username and password.
  • It must return either:
    • The JSON string {"status"="OK"} if the authentication succeeds.
    • The JSON string {"status"="FAIL"} if the authentication fails.
Nicolas de Pomereu
See Also:
  • Constructor Details

    • WebServiceUserAuthenticator

      public WebServiceUserAuthenticator()
  • Method Details

    • login

      public boolean login​(String username, char[] password, String database, String ipAddress) throws IOException, SQLException
      Description copied from interface: UserAuthenticator
      Allows to authenticate the remote (username, password) couple sent by the client side.

      The AceQL HTTP Server will call the method in order to grant or not client access.

      Typical usage would be to check the (username, password) couple against a LDAP server or against a SSH server, etc. The method allows to retrieve:

      • The name of the database to which the client wants to connect.
      • The IP address of the client.
      Specified by:
      login in interface UserAuthenticator
      username - the username sent by the client
      password - the password to connect to the server
      database - the database name to which the client wants to connect
      ipAddress - the IP address of the client user
      true if the Authentication Web Service defined in returns the JSON String {"status"="OK"}, else false .
      IOException - if an IOException occurs
      SQLException - if a SQLException occurs