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crowd gitweb/gitolite ngix

I am newbie in DevOps and would like to learn from you more about Crowd REST API SSO application.


I am researching how to perform authentication/SSO via Crowd for /git resources where reverse proxy is NGIX.

It was nice to see what 95% of it is done via simple 

I would like to get attributes (groups) in the authorisation request.

$ curl -i -u git:APP_PWD --data-binary @pwd.json http://localhost:8095/crowd/rest/usermanagement/1/authentication?username=SAMPLE_USER&expand=attributes --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --header 'Accept: application/json'
[1] 21545
-bash: --header: command not found
Pranass-MacBook-Pro:tmp pb$ HTTP/1.1 415 Unsupported Media Type
Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
X-Embedded-Crowd-Version: Crowd/2.8.0
X-Crowd-User-Management-Version: 1.4
Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=FA46F0A8763D60D0430D7C2D83D0B92D; Path=/crowd/; HttpOnly
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
Content-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8
Content-Language: en
Content-Length: 1092
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:13:14 GMT
<html><head><title>Apache Tomcat/7.0.54 - Error report</title><style><!--H1 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:22px;} H2 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:16px;} H3 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:14px;} BODY {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:black;background-color:white;} B {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;} P {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;background:white;color:black;font-size:12px;}A {color : black;} {color : black;}HR {color : #525D76;}--></style> </head><body><h1>HTTP Status 415 - Unsupported Media Type</h1><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><p><b>type</b> Status report</p><p><b>message</b> <u>Unsupported Media Type</u></p><p><b>description</b> <u>The server refused this request because the request entity is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested method.</u></p><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><h3>Apache Tomcat/7.0.54</h3></body></html>


It would be nice to hear if someone has tried to solve similar task and share experience and tips. It would be perfect to get groups in the single response. I'd check for crowd groups (e.g. git-rw and git-ro) and add set HTTP session parameter used by backend system.


Thank you!

1 answer

Error log:

crowd_1 | 2015-03-17 07:13:14,638 http-bio-8095-exec-3 ERROR [jersey.spi.container.ContainerRequest] A message body reader for Java class, and Java type class, and MIME media type application/x-www-form-urlencoded was not found.
crowd_1 | The registered message body readers compatible with the MIME media type are:
crowd_1 | */* ->
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.FormProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.StringProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.ByteArrayProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.FileProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.InputStreamProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.DataSourceProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.XMLJAXBElementProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.ReaderProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.DocumentProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.SourceProvider$StreamSourceReader
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.SourceProvider$SAXSourceReader
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.SourceProvider$DOMSourceReader
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.json.impl.provider.entity.JSONJAXBElementProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.json.impl.provider.entity.JSONArrayProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.json.impl.provider.entity.JSONObjectProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.XMLRootElementProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.XMLListElementProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.XMLRootObjectProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.EntityHolderReader
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.json.impl.provider.entity.JSONRootElementProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.json.impl.provider.entity.JSONListElementProvider$General
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.json.impl.provider.entity.JacksonProviderProxy
crowd_1 | application/x-www-form-urlencoded ->
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.FormProvider
crowd_1 |   com.sun.jersey.core.impl.provider.entity.FormMultivaluedMapProvider

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