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From "Aaron Mulder (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (GERONIMO-454) Support Group Name = Role Name Role Mapping
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2004 02:49:32 GMT
Support Group Name = Role Name Role Mapping

         Key: GERONIMO-454
     Project: Apache Geronimo
        Type: Improvement
  Components: deployment, security  
    Versions: 1.0-M2    
    Reporter: Aaron Mulder

Currently, you must manually map principals to roles in the security component of a deployment
descriptor.  In the common case where group names match role names, this seems like unnecessary

Alan and I talked and our plan is to make the role-mapping parts of the security elements
look something like this:


The automatic-role-mapping is the new bit.  If you specify that element empty, it would map
every principal type the security realm considers to be a group to roles.  For example, if
you configure the seucrity realm to consider the principal class "foo.GroupPrincipal" as a
role, and use an empty automatic-role-mapping element, that's what you'd get.  You can also
manually specify one or more principal classes that should be automatically mapped to roles.
 In any of these cases, the "automatic" mapping is done based on the role name and group name

If you specify automatic mapping *and* individual role mapping, then the user just needs to
qualify for the role based on either one or the other (not both).  So you could use a manual
role mapping to add eligible users on top of the automatic role mapping, but not to subtract
users from the automatic role mapping.

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