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Evolve management of Java Security Policy on Domino Server

Domino mandates java security controls to avoid code from performing privileged operation.


Control of policies is defined by java.policy files.


This is a burden for customer, partners and admins.


The proposal is to implement a new Java policy provider (implementing java's policy.provider) that:


  1. Loads config from NSF on server / client (names.nsf form or other database)

  2. Stores policies as documents (using java.policy syntax)

  3. Check for a list of trusted signersbefore loading a policy (notes document must be signed by the user)

  4. Allows to quickly enable/disable policy (eg. Enabled field in db document) (eventually with hot-reload of the policy)

  5. Set priority of documents to build the policy


The expected value for everybody is that:

  1. It is good for security (but also for developers)

  2. Is based on NSFs with all advantages ( replication, secturity, no filesystem access needed)

  3. A catalog of policies can be built for sharing, reuse & optimization


  • Guest
  • Jul 15 2021
  • Needs review
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