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  1. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  2. JBEAP-11417

PicketBoxBasedIdentity.exists() should check if a valid JAAS Subject exists instead of always returning true

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      The RealmIdentity.exists() method should be used to verify if a valid identity exists before an attempt to call other non-authentication methods - e.g. getAuthorizationIdentity() - is made.

      The PicketBoxBasedIdentity implementation in the SecurityDomainContextRealm is erroneously returning true when in fact it should be checking if a valid Subject was established as part of a previous JAAS authentication.

      The getAuthorizationIdentity() method can then simply throw an Exception if it is called without a valid JAAS Subject in place. Client code should check the result of the exists() method before attempting to get an AuthorizationIdentity so any code invoking getAuthorizationIdentity() without checking first if a valid identity exists should fail.

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                • Assignee:
                  sguilhen Stefan Guilhen
                  Reporter:
                  sguilhen Stefan Guilhen
                  Tester:
                  Ondrej Lukas
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