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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-44435

Allow x509 authorization to be selectively enabled based on the CA

    • Type: Icon: New Feature New Feature
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Priority: Icon: Major - P3 Major - P3
    • 4.2.4, 4.3.3, 3.6.18, 4.0.17
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
    • None
    • Fully Compatible
    • v4.2, v4.0, v3.6
    • Security 2019-12-16, Security 2019-01-27

      In SERVER-41069, allowRolesFromX509Certificates was added as a switch to enable or disable the use of x509 authorization extensions for the entire mongod/mongos process.

      This is not granular enough for the use case where mongod is running with multiple CAs, some trusted and some un-trusted. An un-trusted CA would be allowed to issue client certificates but the authorizations must still be controlled by the MongoDB database user. A trusted CA would be allowed to issue certificates with x509 authorization extensions.

      Ideally instead of allowRolesFromX509Certificates being a boolean there would instead be a way to pass MongoDB a list of trusted CAs.

            sara.golemon@mongodb.com Sara Golemon
            cory.mintz@mongodb.com Cory Mintz
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