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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: hierarchical authorizations?
Date Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:21:41 GMT
No, Accumulo doesn't have any implicit hierarchy to visibility labels. 
The application needs to expand hierarchy when appropriate.

In other words, if you had visibility labels "human" and "doctor", 
Accumulo makes no effort to understand that a medical doctor is a 
person. The application using Accumulo would need to understand that a 
user who is a medical doctor is also a person and should provide the 
authorizations "doctor" and "human" when querying Accumulo as that user.

On 12/27/12 2:03 PM, Kevin Pauli wrote:
> -- 
> Regards,
> Kevin Pauli

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