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From "Trustin Lee" <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Need idea on allowing/prohibiting modification of request parameters and operation results by Triggers
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2006 02:37:53 GMT
This is what I really disliked about LdapName and Attributes.  There had to
be both an immutable version and a mutable version of them.  For now we
could use clone() heavily so any changes on the returned result set or added
entry won't affect the stored entries at all.

On 6/6/06, Ersin Er <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently working LDAP Triggers as a somewhat cool addition to
> ApacheDS. The progress can be partially followed from:
> We allow interception of each LDAP operation with BEFORE, AFTER and
> INSTEADOF triggers. There are lots of details to share but currently I
> have an important question where I need some suggestions. (I'll be
> sharing much more in a month.)
> We allow operation specific parameters to be injected to Stored
> Procedures fired by Triggers. The question is: Shall we allow
> modification of these parameters by stored procedures? Shall we pass
> references of real (meaning the object itself which takes place in the
> operation) mutable objects and allow modification of those values? For
> example, if someone performs a add operation, shall we allow the
> Trigger/SP writer to modify the attributes of the entry to be added? Or
> from the other perspective, shall we allow modification of search
> results for instance?
> Another problem is, if we allow this modification, what shall we do with
> immutable types? For example, a compare operation results a boolean (I
> mean the Java type) and it cannot be altered within a method it's passed.
> BTW, we'll have some working Triggers/SPs in one month as we plan and
> wish. Then we may further investigate what's missing and what can be
> improved all together.
> Thanks.
> --
> Ersin

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