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From "Bruce Schuchardt (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (GEODE-215) Provide ability to create regions from client
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:55:09 GMT


Bruce Schuchardt updated GEODE-215:
    Component/s: security

> Provide ability to create regions from client
> ---------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GEODE-215
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geode
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: client/server, docs, security
>            Reporter: Swapnil Bawaskar
> Currently regions on the server are created through gfsh or by declaring them in cache.xml.
The API to create regions on client, creates regions only on the client which then connects
to an existing region on the server with the same name. 
> h4. New API
> The improvement proposed here is to provide an API from the client to create regions
on the server.
> The current client API to create regions is:
> {code}
> clientCache.createClientRegionFactory(ClientRegionShortcut).create();
> {code}
> For applications that embed GemFire servers, there is already an API to create regions
on the servers:
> {code}
> cache.createRegionFactory(RegionShortcut).create();
> {code}
> The clients should support this API so that it can create regions on the server. Since
this method returns a Region, we should create a ClientRegionShortcut.PROXY region on the
client. If a different region type is desired on the client, users can first use createClientRegionFactory()
to create the region on the client followed by using createRegionFactory() to create the region
on the server.
> h4. Destroy Region
> For destroying a region, we already have two APIs on the region destroyRegion() and localDestroyRegion().
> The clients could use destroyRegion() to destroy the region on the server and use localDestroyRegion()
to destroy the region locally.
> Currently, destroyRegion() is not distributed to others if the scope of the region is
LOCAL (which is the case of client regions).
> Although the proposal here will break backwards compatibility, I feel we should make
this change to make the API more intuitive.

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