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Password protection of specific pages/plugins in standalone help [message #622812] Wed, 04 February 2009 15:06
Ken Adams is currently offline Ken AdamsFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,
I've been advised to also post this here, originally from newcomer.

Ken Adams wrote:

I've been playing around with the standalone eclipse help; I've
managed to create a plugin, but I want particular articles to be password
protected. Can someone tell me if this is possible?


Hi Ken,

There's a newsgroup specifically for the Eclipse help area. To get more
up-to-date information, you might want to repost your question there:
eclipse.platform.ua

About security and authentication in the help system, I'm not sure how
much has been done on that. There was some work done a few years ago to
have secure infocenter access, and I don't think it was kept up after the
initial work.
See: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=73285

There is also now the ability to deploy the infocenter mode of the help
system as a WAR in an app server environment. That would support providing
secure access to an infocenter by using the app server's
authentication/security features.

However, those scenarios concern providing security/authentication for the
infocenter as a whole. Your scenario is to secure specific articles or
plug-ins within the help system. I can imagine something that might be
done by leveraging the dynamic filtering capabilities of the help system
and pairing it with the security work done for bugzilla 73285. However, I
don't think it exists out of the box today.

Best regards,
Lee Anne
kowalskilee user and gmail dot com
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