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ERROR: Replacing Default Fileystem Security Auth 2.9B CE

Question asked by unknown-user on Feb 6, 2008
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2008 by unknown-user
Env: RHEL 5(x86_32), Tomcat 6.0.13, Java6u2, Alfresco 2.9B CE

When replacing the default 'alfresco' authenticator for Filesystem Security with 'passthru'  and either JAAS or NTLM configurations the following error is observed when supplying a user/pass for authentication at the Alfresco LOGIN screen.

(The admin and guest user accounts are in the Alfresco user listings.) I'm using the extension samples from the 2.9B version. (Similar failure with working 2.1 xml files ported over for testing.)

Confrimed successful Kerberos auth/JAAS auth separate from Alfresco.

Anyone encountered the problem and worked past this?

Error after submitting user/password from login screen with anything other than 'alfresco' authenticator:
Alfresco       System Error    
javax.faces.FacesException: Error calling action method of component with id loginForm:submit
caused by:
javax.faces.el.EvaluationException: Exception while invoking expression #{LoginBean.login}
caused by:
java.lang.NullPointerException

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javax.faces.FacesException: Error calling action method of component with id loginForm:submit
at org.apache.myfaces.application.ActionListenerImpl.processAction(ActionListenerImpl.java:72)
at javax.faces.component.UICommand.broadcast(UICommand.java:109)
at javax.faces.component.UIViewRoot._broadcastForPhase(UIViewRoot.java:97)
at javax.faces.component.UIViewRoot.processApplication(UIViewRoot.java:171)
at org.apache.myfaces.lifecycle.InvokeApplicationExecutor.execute(InvokeApplicationExecutor.java:32)
at org.apache.myfaces.lifecycle.LifecycleImpl.executePhase(LifecycleImpl.java:95)
at org.apache.myfaces.lifecycle.LifecycleImpl.execute(LifecycleImpl.java:70)
at javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet.service(FacesServlet.java:139)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
at org.alfresco.web.app.servlet.AuthenticationFilter.doFilter(AuthenticationFilter.java:94)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:230)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:175)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:128)
at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:104)
at org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve.invoke(AccessLogValve.java:563)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109)
at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:261)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.process(Http11Processor.java:844)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.process(Http11Protocol.java:581)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.JIoEndpoint$Worker.run(JIoEndpoint.java:447)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
Caused by: javax.faces.el.EvaluationException: Exception while invoking expression #{LoginBean.login}
at org.apache.myfaces.el.MethodBindingImpl.invoke(MethodBindingImpl.java:156)
at org.apache.myfaces.application.ActionListenerImpl.processAction(ActionListenerImpl.java:61)
… 23 more
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.alfresco.repo.security.authentication.AbstractAuthenticationComponent.isGuestUserName(AbstractAuthenticationComponent.java:267)
at org.alfresco.repo.security.authentication.AbstractAuthenticationComponent.authenticate(AbstractAuthenticationComponent.java:76)
at org.alfresco.repo.security.authentication.AuthenticationServiceImpl.authenticate(AuthenticationServiceImpl.java:114)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at org.springframework.aop.support.AopUtils.invokeJoinpointUsingReflection(AopUtils.java:281)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.invokeJoinpoint(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:187)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:154)
at net.sf.acegisecurity.intercept.method.aopalliance.MethodSecurityInterceptor.invoke(MethodSecurityInterceptor.java:80)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:176)
at org.alfresco.repo.security.permissions.impl.ExceptionTranslatorMethodInterceptor.invoke(ExceptionTranslatorMethodInterceptor.java:49)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:176)
at org.alfresco.repo.audit.AuditComponentImpl.audit(AuditComponentImpl.java:241)
at org.alfresco.repo.audit.AuditMethodInterceptor.invoke(AuditMethodInterceptor.java:69)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:176)
at org.springframework.transaction.interceptor.TransactionInterceptor.invoke(TransactionInterceptor.java:107)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:176)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.JdkDynamicAopProxy.invoke(JdkDynamicAopProxy.java:210)
at $Proxy20.authenticate(Unknown Source)
at org.alfresco.web.bean.LoginBean.login(LoginBean.java:247)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at org.apache.myfaces.el.MethodBindingImpl.invoke(MethodBindingImpl.java:132)
… 24 more
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