[keycloak-dev] Aerogear UPS + Keycloak cartridge combined together POC

Karel Piwko kpiwko at redhat.com
Tue Feb 4 12:13:39 EST 2014


I've combined Aerogear UPS and Keycloak cartridges together. You can check the
results at:

https://agpushkeycloak-mobileqa.rhcloud.com/ (admin/password)
https://keycloak-mobileqa.rhcloud.com/ (admin/password)

For keycloak, I have used original cart [1]:

$ rhc app create -g small --no-git keycloak

For UPS, I have modified matzew's one stored in my repo [2] and modified UPS

$ rhc app create -g small --no-git agpushkeycloak mysql-5.1

There are some gotchas though:

* keycloak.json - I'm not sure how this will be addressed by WF subsystem. We
  still need a way how to pass keycloak.json to UPS cartridge, which is AS7
  and we can't ask user to modify standalone.xml anyway. However, we could make
  a hook on OpenShift - user will add keycloak.json to git repo and it will
  automagically put at right location. Could we have a hook in Keycloak to
  load keycloak.json from external location? Or should we rather do some war
  exploding magic?
* AS7-3227 I worked this around by doing parameter injection for
  SecurityContext in UPS. Nasty. Can we make newer RESTEasy part of Keycloak
  package for AS7? Any better option?
* Ember in UPS is firing AJAX request to REST Endpoints on the same domain.
  However, as it goes through Keycloak Auth Server, this is considered CORS
  request. I had to configure Web Origin for UPS application. This is
  confusing to me, Origin header should be transparent for Keycloak as I'm
  firing request to the same domain. Note this does not happen in Firefox,
  which identifies same domain and avoids Origin header. I need some insight
  here from more skilled people.
* I wasn't able to keep http->https rewriting valve with Keycloak to avoid UPS
  usage via http protocol. I'll go deeper into that.
* Changes to Web Origin in Keycloak admin UI are not reflected to already logged
  users. They need to log out first.
* Missing logout button in UPS. Related to previous point.

Let me know if you want me to convert some of these points to JIRAs in AGPUSH
or KEYCLOAK projects. Also, let me please now if I should have configured
something differently.



[1] https://github.com/stianst/openshift-keycloak-cartridge

More detailed steps:

1/ Create Keycloak cart
2/ Add AeroGear-UnifiedPush realm with roles admin, user
3/ Add ag-push app with scopes admin, user, allow Web Origin for UPS cart
4/ Get keycloak.json
5/ Enable CORS in keycloak.json, modify password
6/ Add keycloak.json to aerogear-unifiedpush-server/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF
7/ Package UPS via 'mvn clean package'
8/ Put war into
9/ Push that online
10/ Create UPS cart using reflector cartridge (use commit sha1 if not using
master), enable mysql-5.1 gear as well
11/ Create an user with roles admin/user in AeroGear-UnifiedPush realm
12/ Enjoy UPS secured by Keycloak. Have a big cup of coffee.

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