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From "angela (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (JCR-2895) SessionImpl#getSubject() should return an unmodifiable subject
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:00:24 GMT

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angela updated JCR-2895:
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    Component/s: security
                 jackrabbit-core

> SessionImpl#getSubject() should return an unmodifiable subject
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JCR-2895
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-2895
>             Project: Jackrabbit Content Repository
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: jackrabbit-core, security
>            Reporter: angela
>            Assignee: angela
>
> for security reasons the subject exposed by SessionImpl#getSubject() should be unmodifiable
or at least changes made
> to it should not be modify the subject hold by the session.
> currently i see the following options to get there:
> a: set readonly flag on the subject associated with the session
> b: getSubject() returns a new instance of Subject having the same characteristics as
the subject associated with the session
> c: getSubject() returns a new but readonly Subject instance
> my preferred solution was c as
> - it doesn't change the characteristics of the subject
> - the unmodifiable status is transparent to the caller since modifying the subject fails
without forcing the api consumer
>   to read the javadoc to know why changing the subject is not reflected on the session
itself (that would be a drawback of b).

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