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From "Aaron Mulder (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (GERONIMO-410) Revise SecurityRealm getUserPrincipals/getGroupPrincipals
Date Tue, 23 Nov 2004 02:10:23 GMT
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Aaron Mulder resolved GERONIMO-410:

     Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version: 1.0-M4

Add DeploymentSupport interface in place of getters on the realm.  Now handles arbitrary principal
classes instead of only "groups" and "users".

> Revise SecurityRealm getUserPrincipals/getGroupPrincipals
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: GERONIMO-410
>          URL:
>      Project: Apache Geronimo
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: security
>     Versions: 1.0-M2
>     Reporter: Aaron Mulder
>      Fix For: 1.0-M4

> A security realm may provide any principal types it likes -- it does need need to use
"users" and "groups".  What is the meaning of getUserPrincipal or getGroupPrincipal for a
realm that provides principals of type "favorite color" or "country" or "automobile" or something
else?  Also, not all security realms will be able to accomodate generalized regular expressions
(it doesn't map well to SQL, for example, though Oracle 10g has some features along those
> What would be really helpful would be for each realm to provide a list of the principal
classes it provides, and then a list of available principal names for each class.  This would
let a deploy tool present a drop-down of principal classes, and then once selected, a drop-down
of avaialble principals for role mapping.  I suggest something like:
> /**
>  * Gets the principal classes used by this realm
>  */
> public String[] getPrincipalClassNames();
> /**
>  * Gets the names of all the principals in the specified
>  * principal class.  Should return null if the list of
>  * principals is not available, or is too large to reasonably
>  * present to a deployer in a pick list.
>  */
> public String[] getPrincipalNames(String className);

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