November 26, 2012

Jetty support added in Apache CXF Fediz

Initial support for Jetty in Apache CXF Fediz added

Apache CXF Fediz is a subproject of Apache CXF. Fediz helps you to secure your web applications and delegate security enforcement to the underlying application server. With Fediz, authentication is externalized from your web application to an identity provider installed as a dedicated server component. The supported standard is WS-Federation Passive Requestor Profile.

Fediz 1.0.2 supports the following features:

  • WS-Federation 1.0/1.1/1.2
  • SAML 1.1/2.0 Tokens
  • Custom token support
  • Publish WS-Federation Metadata document
  • Role information encoded as AttributeStatement in SAML 1.1/2.0 tokens
  • Claims information provided by FederationPrincipal interface

New features are going to be added in the next version 1.1. The first feature ready for testing is the support for the Open Source Servlet Container Jetty for version 7 and 8.

You can either download the sources here:

git clone git://


svn co

or download it from the snapshot maven repository.

As Jetty can easily be embedded in your application you might be interested to look at the Unit test for the Jetty module how to configure the FederationAuthenticator. If you download the Jetty distribution the configuration for Fediz is described here. Please post feedback and ideas to the CXF mailing list or the Jira task FEDIZ-5.

Thank you for all support and feedback!

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