org.apache.zookeeper.server.auth
Interface AuthenticationProvider

All Known Implementing Classes:
DigestAuthenticationProvider, IPAuthenticationProvider, SASLAuthenticationProvider

public interface AuthenticationProvider

This interface is implemented by authentication providers to add new kinds of authentication schemes to ZooKeeper.


Method Summary
 String getScheme()
          The String used to represent this provider.
 KeeperException.Code handleAuthentication(ServerCnxn cnxn, byte[] authData)
          This method is called when a client passes authentication data for this scheme.
 boolean isAuthenticated()
          This method is used to check if the authentication done by this provider should be used to identify the creator of a node.
 boolean isValid(String id)
          Validates the syntax of an id.
 boolean matches(String id, String aclExpr)
          This method is called to see if the given id matches the given id expression in the ACL.
 

Method Detail

getScheme

String getScheme()
The String used to represent this provider. This will correspond to the scheme field of an Id.

Returns:
the scheme of this provider.

handleAuthentication

KeeperException.Code handleAuthentication(ServerCnxn cnxn,
                                          byte[] authData)
This method is called when a client passes authentication data for this scheme. The authData is directly from the authentication packet. The implementor may attach new ids to the authInfo field of cnxn or may use cnxn to send packets back to the client.

Parameters:
cnxn - the cnxn that received the authentication information.
authData - the authentication data received.
Returns:
TODO

matches

boolean matches(String id,
                String aclExpr)
This method is called to see if the given id matches the given id expression in the ACL. This allows schemes to use application specific wild cards.

Parameters:
id - the id to check.
aclExpr - the expression to match ids against.
Returns:
true if the id can be matched by the expression.

isAuthenticated

boolean isAuthenticated()
This method is used to check if the authentication done by this provider should be used to identify the creator of a node. Some ids such as hosts and ip addresses are rather transient and in general don't really identify a client even though sometimes they do.

Returns:
true if this provider identifies creators.

isValid

boolean isValid(String id)
Validates the syntax of an id.

Parameters:
id - the id to validate.
Returns:
true if id is well formed.


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