[keycloak-user] servlet filter and roles

Bill Burke bburke at redhat.com
Tue Mar 22 10:10:18 EDT 2016

On 3/22/2016 4:33 AM, Simon Gordon wrote:
> Hi
> My client applications (some SAML, some OIDC) are all running within Tomcat
> 7 on OpenShift. Since the Keycloak Tomcat adapter is a Valve, the jar needs
> adding into the server classpath which of course I can't do on OpenShift.
> (Or I've struggled to at least!)
> Hence I'm using the generic servlet filter adapter. Looking here for SAML:
> http://keycloak.github.io/docs/userguide/saml-client-adapter/html/ch07.html
> and here for OIDC:
> http://keycloak.github.io/docs/userguide/keycloak-server/html/ch08.html#d4e1046
> I can't see how to achieve the security-constraints (roles primarily). Do I
> need to resort to coding those in the apps, or maybe using JAAS?

You have to code into the app.  You could write a filter that did a 
HttpServletRequest.isUserInRole()  We should probably provide something 
like that...


Bill Burke
JBoss, a division of Red Hat

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