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  2. NXP-11503

Automation requests with valid credentials but that lacks some permissions on a doc should be mapped to HTTP 403 instead of 401

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      To preserve backward compat for 5.6 compatible clients, the hotfix will not change the behavior of automation server by default unless explicitly stated in nuxeo.conf with the following line.

      org.nuxeo.ecm.automation.server.permission.httpcode=403

      In 5.7, authorization exceptions are mapped by default to 403.

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      To preserve backward compat for 5.6 compatible clients, the hotfix will not change the behavior of automation server by default unless explicitly stated in nuxeo.conf with the following line. org.nuxeo.ecm.automation.server.permission.httpcode=403 In 5.7, authorization exceptions are mapped by default to 403.

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      HTTP 401 should only be used to signal authentication issues (lack or invalid credentials, for instance the basic http auth header is lacking or invalid).

      HTTP 403 should be used to signal authorization issues: for instance when an authenticated client is trying to access a resource without being granted the permissions to do so.

      Right now org.nuxeo.ecm.automation.server.jaxrs.ExceptionHandler is mapping any authorization exceptions from the core to 401 instead of 403 which makes it impossible for the automation client to know whether there a problem with the credentials (e.g. a password has been changed) or whether the user lacks the permissions on a specific document.

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