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From "Jukka Zitting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JCR-2910) Please add JackrabbitSession.isAdmin()
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:50:59 GMT

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Jukka Zitting commented on JCR-2910:
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> backup the file system [...] doesn't work with virtual repositories

So you want a backup feature that should both work with virtual repositories (that could be
backed by anything), but still want to have the backup feature work on the file system level.
I don't think that's a good idea.

What we should do instead, is to have something like JackrabbitSession.backup (or RepositoryManager.backup)
that takes care of all the required low-level functionality. Then a virtual repository can
just decide whether it wants to direct the backup() call to just one "main" repository or
try to combine the backups from multiple backend repositories. The Jackrabbit implementation
of such a method would be in SessionImpl.backup(), where accessing the SessionImpl.isAdmin()
method is no problem.

> Please add JackrabbitSession.isAdmin()
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JCR-2910
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-2910
>             Project: Jackrabbit Content Repository
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Thomas Mueller
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Currently finding out if the session user is an admin requires:
> JackrabbitSession js = (JackrabbitSession) session;
> User user = ((User) js.getUserManager().getAuthorizable(session.getUserID()));
> boolean isAdmin = user.isAdmin();
> Or: ((SessionImpl) session).isAdmin(). However casting to an implementation is problematic
for several reasons.
> I think it would make sense to add isAdmin() to the JackrabbitSession interface, so the
code above would be:
> ((JackrabbitSession) session).isAdmin()

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