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Chapter 11. Application Security

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11.1. Datasource Security

11.1.1. About Datasource Security

Datasource security refers to encrypting or obscuring passwords for datasource connections. These passwords can be stored in plain text in configuration files, however this represents a security risk.
The preferred solution for datasource security is the use of either security domains or password vaults. Examples of each are included below. For more information, refer to:

Example 11.1. Security Domain Example

 <security-domain name="DsRealm" cache-type="default">  
  <authentication>  
    <login-module code="ConfiguredIdentity" flag="required">  
      <module-option name="userName" value="sa"/>  
      <module-option name="principal" value="sa"/>  
      <module-option name="password" value="sa"/>  
    </login-module>  
  </authentication>  
</security-domain>
The DsRealm domain is referenced by a datasource like so:
<datasources>
  <datasource jndi-name="java:jboss/datasources/securityDs"
    pool-name="securityDs">
    <connection-url>jdbc:h2:mem:test;DB_CLOSE_DELAY=-1</connection-url>
      <driver>h2</driver>
      <new-connection-sql>select current_user()</new-connection-sql>
      <security>
        <security-domain>DsRealm</security-domain>
      </security>
    </datasource>
</datasources>

Example 11.2. Password Vault Example

<security>
  <user-name>admin</user-name>
  <password>${VAULT::ds_ExampleDS::password::N2NhZDYzOTMtNWE0OS00ZGQ0LWE4MmEtMWNlMDMyNDdmNmI2TElORV9CUkVBS3ZhdWx0}</password>
</security>
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