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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (HBASE-7123) Refactor permissionGranted and requirePermission methods
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2012 01:18:12 GMT

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Andrew Purtell reassigned HBASE-7123:
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    Assignee: Andrew Purtell
    
> Refactor permissionGranted and requirePermission methods
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-7123
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7123
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Andrew Purtell
>            Assignee: Andrew Purtell
>
> The permissionGranted and requirePermission methods in AccessController have organically
grown as both the HBase client API and the AccessController itself have evolved, and now have
several problems:
> - Code duplication (minor)
> - Unused variants (minor)
> - Signatures optimized for checking certain operations that have a familyMap. Unfortunately
different operations have different ideas of what type a familyMap should be. This leads to
runtime type checking and the need to convert one family map to another (e.g. {{Map<byte[],
NavigableMap<byte[],Object>>}} to {{Map<byte[], Set<byte[]>>}} (That
kind of conversion code in a hot path hurts to look at.) There are too many Java collection
type combinations floating around. Some of this should be approached at the client API level
too, for example with HBASE-7114.
> - Only one Permission.Action can be checked at a time. We should really convert these
into a bitmap if multiple actions need checking and pass that around instead.

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