PJvG PJvG - 1 month ago 8
Java Question

How do I get the @RolesAllowed annotation to work for my Web application?

I am making a Web application using Backbone.js, Bootstrap, NetBeans IDE 8.0, Java EE 7, JDK 8, WildFly server 8.1.0, JBoss RESTEasy (resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8), JBoss 2.2.22, JBoss EJB 3.

I am (relatively) new to Web development, and as such I have only just started to grasp a lot of basic concepts and technologies. I am trying to build a permission system with users and roles into a Web application, but I cannot seem to make the @RolesAllowed annotation to work in my RESTful Web Service. I am already working on this problem for a few days.

I have a RESTful resource (Java Enterprise/Session Bean?) called UserResource.java, in here I have a method create to create a new user for the application:

import java.net.URI;
import java.security.Principal;
import java.util.List;
import javax.annotation.security.PermitAll;
import javax.annotation.security.RolesAllowed;
import javax.ejb.EJB;
import javax.ejb.Stateless;
import javax.ws.rs.*;
import javax.ws.rs.core.*;
import org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.SecurityDomain;

@Stateless
@SecurityDomain("other")
@Path("/user")
public class UserResource {
@EJB(name = "UserServiceImp")
UserService userService;

@Context
private UriInfo uriInfo;

@RolesAllowed({"admin"})
@Path("create")
@POST
public Response create(CreateRequest request) {
try {
System.out.println("Start of create method");
User user = userService.createUser(request);
return getCreateResponse(user);
}
catch (Exception e){
return Response.status(401).entity("Failed to create user").build();
}
}
}


This create method works if I use the @PermitAll annotation, but it fails with an error if I use the @RolesAllowed annotation.

I have this Backbone view CreateUserView which provides a form (in HTML) to an end user (with admin rights) for creating new users for the application. On clicking the submit button, JSON data gets send to the url 'rest/user/create' for creating a new user. Before the create method in UserResource.java gets executed, my SecurityInterceptor.java (which implements javax.ws.rs.container.ContainerRequestFilter) checks if the user has the required permissions. I have debugged this thorough and the Security Interceptor is functioning as it should. So after the Security Interceptor gives clear access, something goes wrong in UserResource.java. (As a side note, not sure if this is important, but I believe the Security Interceptor is based on this blog post about RESTEasy security. I was working on the application with another guy, he initially implemented it, so I'm not sure.. but it looks almost identical. Anyway that guy has moved on to another project a few weeks ago.)

The error I am getting (output from the server) is the following:

16:45:25,775 ERROR [org.jboss.as.ejb3.invocation] (default task-60) JBAS014134: EJB Invocation failed on component UserResource for method public javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.profit.pgb.rest.resource.UserResource.create(org.profit.pgb.rest.api.CreateRequest): javax.ejb.EJBAccessException: JBAS014502: Invocation on method: public javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.profit.pgb.rest.resource.UserResource.create(org.profit.pgb.rest.api.CreateRequest) of bean: UserResource is not allowed
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.security.AuthorizationInterceptor.processInvocation(AuthorizationInterceptor.java:135) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.security.SecurityContextInterceptor.processInvocation(SecurityContextInterceptor.java:95) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.component.interceptors.ShutDownInterceptorFactory$1.processInvocation(ShutDownInterceptorFactory.java:64) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.component.interceptors.LoggingInterceptor.processInvocation(LoggingInterceptor.java:59) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.as.ee.component.NamespaceContextInterceptor.processInvocation(NamespaceContextInterceptor.java:50)
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.component.interceptors.AdditionalSetupInterceptor.processInvocation(AdditionalSetupInterceptor.java:55) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.invocation.ContextClassLoaderInterceptor.processInvocation(ContextClassLoaderInterceptor.java:64)
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.run(InterceptorContext.java:326)
at org.wildfly.security.manager.WildFlySecurityManager.doChecked(WildFlySecurityManager.java:448)
at org.jboss.invocation.AccessCheckingInterceptor.processInvocation(AccessCheckingInterceptor.java:61)
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.run(InterceptorContext.java:326)
at org.jboss.invocation.PrivilegedWithCombinerInterceptor.processInvocation(PrivilegedWithCombinerInterceptor.java:80)
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.invocation.ChainedInterceptor.processInvocation(ChainedInterceptor.java:61)
at org.jboss.as.ee.component.ViewService$View.invoke(ViewService.java:185)
at org.jboss.as.ee.component.ViewDescription$1.processInvocation(ViewDescription.java:182)
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.invocation.ChainedInterceptor.processInvocation(ChainedInterceptor.java:61)
at org.jboss.as.ee.component.ProxyInvocationHandler.invoke(ProxyInvocationHandler.java:73)
at org.profit.pgb.rest.resource.UserResource$$$view45.create(Unknown Source) [classes:]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:483) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at org.jboss.weld.util.reflection.Reflections.invokeAndUnwrap(Reflections.java:401) [weld-core-impl-2.1.2.Final.jar:2014-01-09 09:23]
at org.jboss.weld.bean.proxy.EnterpriseBeanProxyMethodHandler.invoke(EnterpriseBeanProxyMethodHandler.java:99) [weld-core-impl-2.1.2.Final.jar:2014-01-09 09:23]
at org.jboss.weld.bean.proxy.EnterpriseTargetBeanInstance.invoke(EnterpriseTargetBeanInstance.java:56) [weld-core-impl-2.1.2.Final.jar:2014-01-09 09:23]
at org.jboss.weld.bean.proxy.InjectionPointPropagatingEnterpriseTargetBeanInstance.invoke(InjectionPointPropagatingEnterpriseTargetBeanInstance.java:65) [weld-core-impl-2.1.2.Final.jar:2014-01-09 09:23]
at org.jboss.weld.bean.proxy.ProxyMethodHandler.invoke(ProxyMethodHandler.java:100) [weld-core-impl-2.1.2.Final.jar:2014-01-09 09:23]
at org.profit.pgb.rest.resource.UserResource$Proxy$_$$_Weld$EnterpriseProxy$.create(Unknown Source) [classes:]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:483) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.MethodInjectorImpl.invoke(MethodInjectorImpl.java:137) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.ResourceMethodInvoker.invokeOnTarget(ResourceMethodInvoker.java:296) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.ResourceMethodInvoker.invoke(ResourceMethodInvoker.java:250) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.ResourceMethodInvoker.invoke(ResourceMethodInvoker.java:237) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:356) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:179) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.ServletContainerDispatcher.service(ServletContainerDispatcher.java:220) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:56) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:51) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:790) [jboss-servlet-api_3.1_spec-1.0.0.Final.jar:1.0.0.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletHandler.handleRequest(ServletHandler.java:85) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletSecurityRoleHandler.handleRequest(ServletSecurityRoleHandler.java:61) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletDispatchingHandler.handleRequest(ServletDispatchingHandler.java:36) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at org.wildfly.extension.undertow.security.SecurityContextAssociationHandler.handleRequest(SecurityContextAssociationHandler.java:78)
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.SSLInformationAssociationHandler.handleRequest(SSLInformationAssociationHandler.java:113) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletAuthenticationCallHandler.handleRequest(ServletAuthenticationCallHandler.java:56) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.AuthenticationConstraintHandler.handleRequest(AuthenticationConstraintHandler.java:51) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.AbstractConfidentialityHandler.handleRequest(AbstractConfidentialityHandler.java:45) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletConfidentialityConstraintHandler.handleRequest(ServletConfidentialityConstraintHandler.java:61) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletSecurityConstraintHandler.handleRequest(ServletSecurityConstraintHandler.java:56) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.AuthenticationMechanismsHandler.handleRequest(AuthenticationMechanismsHandler.java:58) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.CachedAuthenticatedSessionHandler.handleRequest(CachedAuthenticatedSessionHandler.java:70) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.SecurityInitialHandler.handleRequest(SecurityInitialHandler.java:76) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at org.wildfly.extension.undertow.security.jacc.JACCContextIdHandler.handleRequest(JACCContextIdHandler.java:61)
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler.handleFirstRequest(ServletInitialHandler.java:240) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler.dispatchRequest(ServletInitialHandler.java:227) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler.access$000(ServletInitialHandler.java:73) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler$1.handleRequest(ServletInitialHandler.java:146) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.Connectors.executeRootHandler(Connectors.java:177) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.HttpServerExchange$1.run(HttpServerExchange.java:727) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]

16:45:25,957 ERROR [io.undertow.request] (default task-60) UT005023: Exception handling request to /pgb/rest/user/create: org.jboss.resteasy.spi.UnhandledException: javax.ejb.EJBAccessException: JBAS014502: Invocation on method: public javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.profit.pgb.rest.resource.UserResource.create(org.profit.pgb.rest.api.CreateRequest) of bean: UserResource is not allowed
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.ExceptionHandler.handleApplicationException(ExceptionHandler.java:76) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.ExceptionHandler.handleException(ExceptionHandler.java:212) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.writeException(SynchronousDispatcher.java:149) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:372) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:179) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.ServletContainerDispatcher.service(ServletContainerDispatcher.java:220) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:56) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:51) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:790) [jboss-servlet-api_3.1_spec-1.0.0.Final.jar:1.0.0.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletHandler.handleRequest(ServletHandler.java:85) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletSecurityRoleHandler.handleRequest(ServletSecurityRoleHandler.java:61) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletDispatchingHandler.handleRequest(ServletDispatchingHandler.java:36) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at org.wildfly.extension.undertow.security.SecurityContextAssociationHandler.handleRequest(SecurityContextAssociationHandler.java:78)
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.SSLInformationAssociationHandler.handleRequest(SSLInformationAssociationHandler.java:113) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletAuthenticationCallHandler.handleRequest(ServletAuthenticationCallHandler.java:56) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.AuthenticationConstraintHandler.handleRequest(AuthenticationConstraintHandler.java:51) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.AbstractConfidentialityHandler.handleRequest(AbstractConfidentialityHandler.java:45) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletConfidentialityConstraintHandler.handleRequest(ServletConfidentialityConstraintHandler.java:61) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.ServletSecurityConstraintHandler.handleRequest(ServletSecurityConstraintHandler.java:56) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.AuthenticationMechanismsHandler.handleRequest(AuthenticationMechanismsHandler.java:58) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.security.CachedAuthenticatedSessionHandler.handleRequest(CachedAuthenticatedSessionHandler.java:70) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.security.handlers.SecurityInitialHandler.handleRequest(SecurityInitialHandler.java:76) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at org.wildfly.extension.undertow.security.jacc.JACCContextIdHandler.handleRequest(JACCContextIdHandler.java:61)
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.handlers.PredicateHandler.handleRequest(PredicateHandler.java:25) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler.handleFirstRequest(ServletInitialHandler.java:240) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler.dispatchRequest(ServletInitialHandler.java:227) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler.access$000(ServletInitialHandler.java:73) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.servlet.handlers.ServletInitialHandler$1.handleRequest(ServletInitialHandler.java:146) [undertow-servlet-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.Connectors.executeRootHandler(Connectors.java:177) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at io.undertow.server.HttpServerExchange$1.run(HttpServerExchange.java:727) [undertow-core-1.0.15.Final.jar:1.0.15.Final]
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) [rt.jar:1.8.0_11]
Caused by: javax.ejb.EJBAccessException: JBAS014502: Invocation on method: public javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.profit.pgb.rest.resource.UserResource.create(org.profit.pgb.rest.api.CreateRequest) of bean: UserResource is not allowed
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.security.AuthorizationInterceptor.processInvocation(AuthorizationInterceptor.java:135) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.security.SecurityContextInterceptor.processInvocation(SecurityContextInterceptor.java:95) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at org.jboss.as.ejb3.component.interceptors.ShutDownInterceptorFactory$1.processInvocation(ShutDownInterceptorFactory.java:64) [wildfly-ejb3-8.1.0.Final.jar:8.1.0.Final]
at org.jboss.invocation.InterceptorContext.proceed(InterceptorContext.java:309)
at ... etc. (not fully shown due to SO's character limit on questions..)


I've seen other people ask similar questions, some which remain unanswered to this day (e.g. jax-rs service RolesAllowed Annotation throwing exception) and others which have solutions that either do not work for me or maybe I do not apply the solution correctly (e.g. RESTEasy support for JAX-RS @RolesAllowed).

I found this: https://developer.jboss.org/thread/177728?start=0&tstart=0 (titled: "@RolesAllowed, @DenyAll require presence of org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.SecurityDomain?"), In tried the solution but I cannot get it to work for my project. Not sure if the solution is not applicable for my situation or if I'm just doing it wrong.

I found this: https://developer.jboss.org/message/720815 (titled: "is this a defect for processing org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.SecurityDomain ?"), but I do not understand where my jboss-ejb-client.properties are supposed to be. I think they set their project up quite different from me. So no luck with that.

I found a guide on EJB3 security, as suggested there, I provided the following code in my standalone.xml-file:

<security-domain name="other" cache-type="default">
<authentication>
<login-module code="Remoting" flag="optional">
<module-option name="password-stacking" value="useFirstPass"/>
</login-module>
<login-module code="RealmDirect" flag="required">
<module-option name="password-stacking" value="useFirstPass"/>
</login-module>
</authentication>
</security-domain>


But that did not solve anything at all. I am not sure if it did anything.

Finally, I found this SO question: RESTEasy support for JAX-RS @RolesAllowed (which references to the RESTEasy Documentation). Even though I also mentioned this question a few paragraphs up as containing a solution that does not work for me, it did change the error to another error. As suggested there I added a <context-param>-block to my web.xml-file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app version="2.5" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd">
<security-constraint>
<web-resource-collection>
<web-resource-name>PGB</web-resource-name>
<url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
<http-method>GET</http-method>
<http-method>POST</http-method>
</web-resource-collection>

<user-data-constraint>
<!-- use of SSL is required when CONFIDENTIAL is specified -->
<transport-guarantee>CONFIDENTIAL</transport-guarantee>
</user-data-constraint>
</security-constraint>

<context-param>
<param-name>resteasy.role.based.security</param-name>
<param-value>true</param-value>
</context-param>
</web-app>


Which results in the following error if I try to create a new user (not completely posted here due to character limit of SO questions):

16:58:45,992 WARN [org.jboss.resteasy.core.ExceptionHandler] (default task-61) failed to execute: javax.ws.rs.ForbiddenException: HTTP 403 Forbidden
at org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.interceptors.RoleBasedSecurityFilter.filter(RoleBasedSecurityFilter.java:45) [resteasy-jaxrs-3.0.8.Final.jar:]
at ... etc.


This error is not very helpful either, in fact, I find even less information when I search on that error than when I search on the previous error. So, I am not sure if that is a step into the right direction. What is better to have returned from the server? A status 500 (Internal Server Error) or a status 403 (Forbidden)? Also, if after applying that "solution" I change the annotation to @PermitAll, then the creation of a new user works just as before, so it didn't really make the situation any worse.

However, I can find the source code of RoleBasedSecurityFilter, which shows that it throws the
ForbiddenException
. It shows that a certain isUserInRole method must return true, but it does not do that in my application. I can't get it to return true. It makes me wonder, Is it possible to disable RoleBasedSecurityFilter.java of RESTEasy?

I also found the following SO question: @RolesAllowed cannot be resolved with Jersey, which is answered by Abhijit Sarkar, and he refers to an IBM article. Maybe the solution to my problem lies in there, but I have not found it yet.. Anyway, it is suggested there that either adding a security-role block to my web.xml-file or adding a @DeclareRoles annotation to my UserResource.java file should solve the problem, but the HTTP 403 Forbidden warning still remains after I do so. It is very frustrating.

My security-role block (in web.xml) looks as follows:

<security-role id="role_admin">
<description>This is role 1 (admin)</description>
<role-name>admin</role-name>
</security-role>


And I added the following security-constraint block (in web.xml): (note the auth-constraint)

<security-constraint>
<web-resource-collection>
<web-resource-name>PGB</web-resource-name>
<url-pattern>/rest/user/create</url-pattern>
<http-method>GET</http-method>
<http-method>POST</http-method>
</web-resource-collection>
<auth-constraint id="AuthConstraint_createUser">
<description> Only admin can create a new user</description>
<role-name>admin</role-name>
</auth-constraint>
<user-data-constraint>
<!-- use of SSL is required when CONFIDENTIAL is specified -->
<transport-guarantee>CONFIDENTIAL</transport-guarantee>
</user-data-constraint>
</security-constraint>


I realize now that my problem lies either in the deployment descriptors (web.xml) or the server configuration (WildFly's standalone-full.xml).

I added a
login-config
element (with FORM authentication) to my web.xml file. Changed my login HTML page to fit the required format. I followed some of the step of this article on migrating a Java EE App from GlassFish to WildFly, but I think I still did something wrong because I always get at the login error page when trying to log in with valid user credentials.

See here the
security-domain
element I added to my WildFly configuration:

<security-domain name="app" cache-type="default">
<authentication>
<login-module code="Database" flag="required">
<module-option name="dsJndiName" value="java:jboss/datasources/mySQL_pool_rel"/>
<module-option name="principalsQuery" value="select hashed_password from user where email_address=?"/>
<module-option name="rolesQuery" value="select role_name, 'Roles' from role r inner join user u on r.role_type = u.role_type where u.email_address = ?"/>
<module-option name="hashAlgorithm" value="SHA-256"/>
<module-option name="hashEncoding" value="BASE64"/>
<module-option name="unauthenticatedIdentity" value="guest"/>
</login-module>
<login-module code="RoleMapping" flag="required">
<module-option name="rolesProperties" value="file:${jboss.server.config.dir}/app.properties"/>
<module-option name="replaceRole" value="false"/>
</login-module>
</authentication>
</security-domain>


I think something is wrong with my rolesQuery defined there, but I can't figure out what.

I would love to know how to implement role-based security for my Web application. Therefore, I also accept other approaches to role-based security, as long as it works. Suggestions are welcome.

I also placed my question on developer.jboss.org, but I also got no response there yet.

I provided one workaround solution to my problem as an answer to this question, but it is not a real solution (as explained in that answer). I am still interested in doing this the right way.

Answer

Just had the same problem.

It's the @Stateless annotation. The marks your class as an EJB and the container attempts to enforce EJB security.

I discovered this by writing filters and my own SecurityContext, only to find that my SecurityContext was never referenced.

Removing @Stateless resulted in getUserPrincipal() being called on the SecurityContext.

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