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From "Mamta A. Satoor (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1330) Provide runtime privilege checking for grant/revoke functionality
Date Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:39:23 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1330?page=comments#action_12430551 ] 
            
Mamta A. Satoor commented on DERBY-1330:
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Yip, I thought you were running into NPE with the functionality implemented so far. 

As for when the PermissionDescriptor gets used as dependent, unfortunately, I think there
can be NPE issue because of 2 types of keys associated with PermissionDescriptors and we will
need to resolve this issue for what you are trying to accomplish. I do remember that some
of the other Descriptors do not go through the cache when going through the DM(I think) and
we could possibly do the same for PermissionDescriptors but I think more research is required
in this area.

> Provide runtime privilege checking for grant/revoke functionality
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-1330
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1330
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.2.1.0
>            Reporter: Mamta A. Satoor
>         Assigned To: Mamta A. Satoor
>             Fix For: 10.2.1.0
>
>         Attachments: AuthorizationModelForDerbySQLStandardAuthorization.html, AuthorizationModelForDerbySQLStandardAuthorizationV2.html,
DERBY1330javaDocWarningsDiffV9.txt, DERBY1330javaDocWarningsStatV9.txt, Derby1330MinorCleanupV7diff.txt,
Derby1330MinorCleanupV7stat.txt, Derby1330PrivilegeCollectionV2diff.txt, Derby1330PrivilegeCollectionV2stat.txt,
Derby1330PrivilegeCollectionV3diff.txt, Derby1330PrivilegeCollectionV3stat.txt, Derby1330setUUIDinDataDictionaryV10diff.txt,
Derby1330setUUIDinDataDictionaryV10stat.txt, Derby1330setUUIDinDataDictionaryV8diff.txt, Derby1330setUUIDinDataDictionaryV8stat.txt,
Derby1330uuidIndexForPermsSystemTablesV4diff.txt, Derby1330uuidIndexForPermsSystemTablesV4stat.txt,
Derby1330uuidIndexForPermsSystemTablesV5diff.txt, Derby1330uuidIndexForPermsSystemTablesV5stat.txt,
Derby1330uuidIndexForPermsSystemTablesV6diff.txt, Derby1330uuidIndexForPermsSystemTablesV6stat.txt,
Derby1330ViewPrivilegeCollectionV1diff.txt, Derby1330ViewPrivilegeCollectionV1stat.txt
>
>
> Additional work needs to be done for grant/revoke to make sure that only users with required
privileges can access various database objects. In order to do that, first we need to collect
the privilege requirements for various database objects and store them in SYS.SYSREQUIREDPERM.
Once we have this information then when a user tries to access an object, the required SYS.SYSREQUIREDPERM
privileges for the object will be checked against the user privileges in SYS.SYSTABLEPERMS,
SYS.SYSCOLPERMS and SYS.SYSROUTINEPERMS. The database object access will succeed only if the
user has the necessary privileges.
> SYS.SYSTABLEPERMS, SYS.SYSCOLPERMS and SYS.SYSROUTINEPERMS are already populated by Satheesh's
work on DERBY-464. But SYS.SYSREQUIREDPERM doesn't have any information in it at this point
and hence no runtime privilege checking is getting done at this point.

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