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From "Malcolm Edgar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CLK-406) Menu improvements - plug-able role checking.
Date Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:25:14 GMT

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Malcolm Edgar commented on CLK-406:
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DefaultAccessController is probably a better name than RBAController.  The name was inspired
from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RBAC

Other alternatives would be RoleAccessController, ContainerAccessController, JEEAccessController.

The idea behind providing an access controller, is so you can use Spring or JSecurity security
authorization strategy.  This feature could also be used by the Tree control.

Where we put these classes is an interesting question. Do you think extras.security is the
right place?





> Menu improvements - plug-able role checking.
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLK-406
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLK-406
>             Project: Click
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: extras
>            Reporter: Demetrios Kyriakis
>
> Please improve the Menu Control, by allowing the user to have a plug-able role cheking
for the menu items.
> Right now the Menu Control is using HttpRequest#isUserInRole(String role), but most webapplications
> don't use this strategy for user/roles management, so this method returns false for all
those cases :(.
> This is very limiting, making the existing Menu Control useless for most user applications,
thus forcing the users
> to make their own menu controls (or the hack the original one). 
> Please allow to set a different method for this operation by the user (if no other is
used, of course, the default one - mentioned above - would be used as before - so 100% backwards
compatible).
> Thank you,
> Demetrios.

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