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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-454) Support Group Name = Role Name Role Mapping
Date Wed, 05 Jan 2005 16:43:21 GMT
On Jan 5, 2005, at 7:06 AM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

>> From: Dain Sundstrom []
>> On Jan 4, 2005, at 7:54 AM, Alan Cabrera (JIRA) wrote:
>>>      [
>>> page=comments#action_57267 ]
>>> Alan Cabrera commented on GERONIMO-454:
>>> ---------------------------------------
>>> Automapping at the "descriptor" level is a bad idea.  This should be
>>> done in the deployment tool where the deployer can review the
>>> automapping.
>> Then how do we do it given that our deployment tool is a
>> non-interactive command line tool?
> We could enhance the non-interactive command line tool to provide those
> features that seem compelling for its typical use cases.
> Auto-generating role mappings with no review strikes me as a scary
> thing.

Isn't this the palace of deployment descriptors?  We have this same 
problem is CMP.  May administrators find it scary to auto map a cmp 
bean to their database, but that is exactly what users demand.  Anyway, 
I think anything you can do with a gui tool we need to support in our 
batch command line tool.  This is also the interface that maven and ant 
builds will use, so I strongly we really do need to support this 
without user interaction (and without having to write vendor deployment 


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