i tried to research this more and found that you need to create a java authenticator? or has someone succesfully been able to develop this and be able to use it to enable log-in with certs or CAC? looking to see if there is a free plug-in or code that i can fork over. Just have a customer that wants this and looking at the options of what i can do.
I've done a basic implementation of this for a client - x509 certificates were in use. Like you, I had to build a java authenticator for JIRA and Confluence.
The main problem I had was not the code, but that the certificates they wanted to use were fine for authorisation (you have a certificate, yup, we'll let you get to JIRA) but did not contain enough information to uniquely and strongly identify a user.
The actual code handling the cert was only really a few lines long (it picked up the cert from the header Apache passed on to it, did a bit of parsing, and then did the identity scan based on the cert details)
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