Class DigestAuthenticationFilter

All Implemented Interfaces:
jakarta.servlet.Filter, org.springframework.beans.factory.Aware, org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanNameAware, org.springframework.beans.factory.DisposableBean, org.springframework.beans.factory.InitializingBean, org.springframework.context.EnvironmentAware, org.springframework.context.MessageSourceAware, org.springframework.core.env.EnvironmentCapable, org.springframework.web.context.ServletContextAware

public class DigestAuthenticationFilter extends org.springframework.web.filter.GenericFilterBean implements org.springframework.context.MessageSourceAware
Processes a HTTP request's Digest authorization headers, putting the result into the SecurityContextHolder.

For a detailed background on what this filter is designed to process, refer to RFC 2617 (which superseded RFC 2069, although this filter support clients that implement either RFC 2617 or RFC 2069).

This filter can be used to provide Digest authentication services to both remoting protocol clients (such as Hessian and SOAP) as well as standard user agents (such as Internet Explorer and FireFox).

This Digest implementation has been designed to avoid needing to store session state between invocations. All session management information is stored in the "nonce" that is sent to the client by the DigestAuthenticationEntryPoint.

If authentication is successful, the resulting Authentication object will be placed into the SecurityContextHolder.

If authentication fails, an AuthenticationEntryPoint implementation is called. This must always be DigestAuthenticationEntryPoint, which will prompt the user to authenticate again via Digest authentication.

Note there are limitations to Digest authentication, although it is a more comprehensive and secure solution than Basic authentication. Please see RFC 2617 section 4 for a full discussion on the advantages of Digest authentication over Basic authentication, including commentary on the limitations that it still imposes.

  • Field Details

    • messages

      protected messages
  • Constructor Details

    • DigestAuthenticationFilter

      public DigestAuthenticationFilter()
  • Method Details

    • afterPropertiesSet

      public void afterPropertiesSet()
      Specified by:
      afterPropertiesSet in interface org.springframework.beans.factory.InitializingBean
      afterPropertiesSet in class org.springframework.web.filter.GenericFilterBean
    • doFilter

      public void doFilter(jakarta.servlet.ServletRequest request, jakarta.servlet.ServletResponse response, jakarta.servlet.FilterChain chain) throws IOException, jakarta.servlet.ServletException
      Specified by:
      doFilter in interface jakarta.servlet.Filter
    • getAuthenticationEntryPoint

      protected final DigestAuthenticationEntryPoint getAuthenticationEntryPoint()
    • getUserCache

      public UserCache getUserCache()
    • getUserDetailsService

      public UserDetailsService getUserDetailsService()
    • setAuthenticationDetailsSource

      public void setAuthenticationDetailsSource(AuthenticationDetailsSource<jakarta.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest,?> authenticationDetailsSource)
    • setAuthenticationEntryPoint

      public void setAuthenticationEntryPoint(DigestAuthenticationEntryPoint authenticationEntryPoint)
    • setMessageSource

      public void setMessageSource(org.springframework.context.MessageSource messageSource)
      Specified by:
      setMessageSource in interface org.springframework.context.MessageSourceAware
    • setPasswordAlreadyEncoded

      public void setPasswordAlreadyEncoded(boolean passwordAlreadyEncoded)
    • setUserCache

      public void setUserCache(UserCache userCache)
    • setUserDetailsService

      public void setUserDetailsService(UserDetailsService userDetailsService)
    • setCreateAuthenticatedToken

      public void setCreateAuthenticatedToken(boolean createAuthenticatedToken)
      If you set this property, the Authentication object, which is created after the successful digest authentication will be marked as authenticated and filled with the authorities loaded by the UserDetailsService. It therefore will not be re-authenticated by your AuthenticationProvider. This means, that only the password of the user is checked, but not the flags like isEnabled() or isAccountNonExpired(). You will save some time by enabling this flag, as otherwise your UserDetailsService will be called twice. A more secure option would be to introduce a cache around your UserDetailsService, but if you don't use these flags, you can also safely enable this option.
      createAuthenticatedToken - default is false
    • setSecurityContextRepository

      public void setSecurityContextRepository(SecurityContextRepository securityContextRepository)
      Sets the SecurityContextRepository to save the SecurityContext on authentication success. The default action is not to save the SecurityContext.
      securityContextRepository - the SecurityContextRepository to use. Cannot be null.
    • setSecurityContextHolderStrategy

      public void setSecurityContextHolderStrategy(SecurityContextHolderStrategy securityContextHolderStrategy)
      Sets the SecurityContextHolderStrategy to use. The default action is to use the SecurityContextHolderStrategy stored in SecurityContextHolder.