Enable security using user/pass on jxm-console

April 16, 2010 · Posted in JBoss · Comments Off on Enable security using user/pass on jxm-console 

jmx-console

The jmx-console is a administration tool of JBoss. Through it you can set-up the application, change values and start/stop the JBoss.

One of my servers had a Jboss running but without access control, it was a high security error because anyone in the network can login the console.

To fix this you have to edit the next files:

1. /jboss/server/default/deploy/jmx-console.war/WEB-INF/jboss-web.xml

<jboss-web>
   <!-- Uncomment the security-domain to enable security. You will
      need to edit the htmladaptor login configuration to setup the
      login modules used to authentication users.
      <security-domain>java:/jaas/jmx-console</security-domain>
   -->
</jboss-web>

and uncomment

<jboss-web>
   <!-- Uncomment the security-domain to enable security. You will
      need to edit the htmladaptor login configuration to setup the
      login modules used to authentication users.
   -->
      <security-domain>java:/jaas/jmx-console</security-domain>
</jboss-web>

2. in /jboss/server/default/deploy/jmx-console.war/WEB-INF/web.xml look for

<!-- A security constraint that restricts access to the HTML JMX console
   to users with the role JBossAdmin. Edit the roles to what you want and
   uncomment the WEB-INF/jboss-web.xml/security-domain element to enable
   secured access to the HTML JMX console.

   <security-constraint>
     <web-resource-collection>
       <web-resource-name>HtmlAdaptor</web-resource-name>
       <description>An example security config that only allows users with the
         role JBossAdmin to access the HTML JMX console web application
       </description>
       <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
       <http-method>GET</http-method>
       <http-method>POST</http-method>
     </web-resource-collection>
     <auth-constraint>
       <role-name>JBossAdmin</role-name>
     </auth-constraint>
   </security-constraint>
    -->

also uncomment

<!-- A security constraint that restricts access to the HTML JMX console
   to users with the role JBossAdmin. Edit the roles to what you want and
   uncomment the WEB-INF/jboss-web.xml/security-domain element to enable
   secured access to the HTML JMX console.
   -->
   <security-constraint>
     <web-resource-collection>
       <web-resource-name>HtmlAdaptor</web-resource-name>
       <description>An example security config that only allows users with the
         role JBossAdmin to access the HTML JMX console web application
       </description>
       <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
       <http-method>GET</http-method>
       <http-method>POST</http-method>
     </web-resource-collection>
     <auth-constraint>
       <role-name>JBossAdmin</role-name>
     </auth-constraint>
   </security-constraint>

3. Finally, to set the password of ‘admin’ user change in this file.  /jboss/server/default/conf/props/jmx-console-users.properties

admin=admin

for

admin=new_pass