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From "Mike Adamson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-7653) Add role based access control to Cassandra
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:58 GMT

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Mike Adamson commented on CASSANDRA-7653:
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[~mshuler] There is a suite of dtests for this here: https://github.com/riptano/cassandra-dtest/blob/rbac/auth_roles_test.py

I can attach this as a patch if you want.

> Add role based access control to Cassandra
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7653
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-7653
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Mike Adamson
>             Fix For: 3.0
>
>         Attachments: 7653.patch
>
>
> The current authentication model supports granting permissions to individual users. While
this is OK for small or medium organizations wanting to implement authorization, it does not
work well in large organizations because of the overhead of having to maintain the permissions
for each user.
> Introducing roles into the authentication model would allow sets of permissions to be
controlled in one place as a role and then the role granted to users. Roles should also be
able to be granted to other roles to allow hierarchical sets of permissions to be built up.



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