JDK-7110803 : SASL service for multiple hostnames
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.security
  • Priority: P4
  • Affected Version: 8
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submit Date: 2011-11-11
  • Updated Date: 2017-05-16
  • Resolved Date: 2012-11-02
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JDK 8
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Description
In Sasl.createSaslServer() method, the serverName argument is documented as "[t]he non-null fully qualified host name of the server". This means a SASL service must specify the exact hostname it is serving at (say, my.host.com). This is not true any more in today's virtualized world in which a service might be serving clients from different networks by exposing different service names.

Update: the main bug will cover the SASL API change and trivial changes to mechanisms. Further enhancement for the GSSAPI/krb5 mech will be addressed in a sub task.

Comments
The What's New section of the release notes links to the Enhancements page of the security guide (docs/technotes/guides/security/enhancements-8.html), which contains a summary of this change.
2014-01-03

release note: scope: Java SE text: When creating a SASL server, the server name can be set to null to denote an unbound server, which means a client can request for the service using any server name. After a context is established, the server can retrieve the name as a negotiated property with the key name SASL.BOUND_SERVER_NAME.
2013-12-11