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From qcfireball <qcfireb...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Authorization
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2007 13:08:01 GMT

It looks as though I could take the patches and apply them to the 1.3.3
source I downloaded and re-build Jackrabbit.  Would this be a true

Also, I have implemented my own AccessManager, and have as of yet been able
to find a way to retrieve an instance of a Node from a NodeId.  There is
nothing in the Path class or the HierarchyManager, and no hints elsewhere. 
Do you have any ideas how I would accomplish this?

Thank you for the info.  This was extremely helpful to me.


Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
> On Dec 13, 2007 9:22 PM, qcfireball <qcfireball@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> It looks to me so far that Jackrabbit has no "native" Authorization
>> provided
>> with it.  I have looked at the source quite a bit the last couple days,
>> and
>> there does not seem to be anything of this sort.  Is this true?
> Yes, currently we only ship a very rudimentary authorization mechanism
> that basically just distinguishes between read-only access for a
> specific "anonymous" account, and read-write access to everyone else.
>> Are people implementing this themselves using the AccessManager
>> interface?
>> Are they using JeCARS to implement repository Authorization, or some
>> other
>> pre-built product?
> Yes, there are a few threads (mostly on dev@) about implementing
> custom AccessManagers. This is currently the recommended way of
> implementing authorization policies in Jackrabbit.
> Note that Day Software is currently contributing a rather
> comprehensive ACL-based authorization component (see
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-1171), but this feature will
> unfortunately not make it in the Jackrabbit 1.4 release. And if there
> are other generic AccessManagers out there, I'd certainly be
> interested in including also them in the Jackrabbit core.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting

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