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From Atif Manzoor <atif.manz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Access control
Date Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:36:28 GMT
Hi Clay and Robert, it turned out that I was not properly configuring my
repository, so it does not have any ACL attached to it. It have been
working fine now.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Kind regards,
Atif

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 4:15 PM, Clay Ferguson <wclayf@gmail.com> wrote:

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>
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>
> Best regards,
> Clay Ferguson
> wclayf@gmail.com
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:51 AM, Robert Munteanu <rombert@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Tue, 2015-08-25 at 09:44 -0500, Clay Ferguson wrote:
> > > Atif, just beware that the "addChildren" privilege doesn't work as
> > > one
> > > would expect. If you want a principle to be able to add children to a
> > > node
> > > you must add ALL of the following privileges:
> > >
> > > "read", "write", "addChildren", "nodeTypeManagement"
> >
> > I think you can simply use rep:write ( not jcr:write ) as a shorthand.
> >
> > >
> > > That costed me many hours of headache, and at least one other person
> > > also.
> > > My personal belief this functionality requirement was an accident
> > > rather
> > > than by design and no one who is an Adobe customer has complained so
> > > they
> > > are leaving it as is.
> >
> > As far as I can tell the behaviour is according to the Access Control
> > Management chapter of the JCR 2.0 specification [1]. If there's a gap
> > between the spec and the implementation it's definitely worth a bug
> > report.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Robert
> >
> > [1]: http://www.day.com/specs/jcr/2.0/16_Access_Control_Management.html
> > #16.2.3%20Standard%20Privileges
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > Clay Ferguson
> > > wclayf@gmail.com
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:05 AM, Atif Manzoor <atif.manzoor@gmail.com
> > > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Karsten
> > > >
> > > > No actually I was just trying out the simplest case to control
> > > > access to a
> > > > particular code. At later stage I will allow or restrict read /
> > > > write
> > > > access to a node for different users.
> > > >
> > > > Kind regards,
> > > > Atif
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 10:53 AM, Karsten Priegnitz <
> > > > koem@petoria.de>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Atif
> > > > >
> > > > > reading your code it seems to me you just want to add JCR_ALL
> > > > > privileges
> > > > > to some user. This is what allow() does. No need to do something
> > > > > else.
> > > > And:
> > > > > "admin" normally already has these privileges.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'd try this (not tested)
> > > > >
> > > > > AccessControlUtils.allow(session.getRootNode(),
> > > > > EveryonePrincipal.getInstance()
> > > > > .getName(), Privilege.JCR_ALL);
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > What do you want to accomplish? Make everyone admin?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Karsten R. Priegnitz
> > > > >
> > > > > programmierer | web-entwickler | linux administrator | digitaler
> > > > > nomade
> > > > > business: kontakt <http://petoria.de/portfolio/contact-about/>
|
> > > > > portfolio <http://petoria.de/portfolio/>
> > > > > -----------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > > -------
> > > > >
> > > > > Am 25.08.2015 um 10:54 schrieb Atif Manzoor:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi Karsten
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks a lot for your help. I tried AccessControlUtils.allow(),
> > > > > > however
> > > > > > AccessControlUtils.getACL() is still returning NULL. I think
I
> > > > > > may have
> > > > > > also have to do something else to enable access control that
> > > > > > particular
> > > > > > node. Following is my code complete code that tried
> > > > > > AccessControlUtils.
> > > > I
> > > > > > am still getting Null for acl.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Repository repository = new  TransientRepository();
> > > > > > Session session = repository.login(new
> > > > > > SimpleCredentials("admin",
> > > > > > "password".toCharArray()));
> > > > > > Node root = session.getRootNode();
> > > > > > root.addNode("leftChild");
> > > > > > root.addNode("rightChild");
> > > > > >
> > > > > > session.save();
> > > > > > String path = session.getRootNode().getPath();
> > > > > > System.out.println(path);
> > > > > > AccessControlManager acm = session.getAccessControlManager();
> > > > > > AccessControlUtils.allow(session.getRootNode(), "admin",
> > > > > > Privilege.JCR_ALL);
> > > > > > AccessControlList acl =
> > > > > > AccessControlUtils.getAccessControlList(session,
> > > > > > path);
> > > > > > for (AccessControlEntry e : acl.getAccessControlEntries()) {
> > > > > > acl.removeAccessControlEntry(e);
> > > > > > }
> > > > > > acl.addAccessControlEntry(EveryonePrincipal.getInstance(), new
> > > > Privilege[]
> > > > > > { acm
> > > > > > .privilegeFromName(Privilege.JCR_ALL) });
> > > > > > acm.setPolicy(path, acl);
> > > > > > session.save();
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > Atif
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 7:46 AM, Karsten Priegnitz <
> > > > > > koem@petoria.de>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi Atif,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I had the same problem as you and then I found
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > org.apache.jackrabbit.commons.jackrabbit.authorization.AccessContro
> > > > lUtils:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > and that's all:
> > > > > > > AccessControlUtils.allow(session.getRootNode(),
> > > > username,
> > > > > > > Privilege.JCR_ALL);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Best
> > > > > > > Karsten
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Karsten R. Priegnitz
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > programmierer | web-entwickler | linux administrator |
> > > > > > > digitaler nomade
> > > > > > > business: kontakt <http://petoria.de/portfolio/contact-about/
> > > > > > > > |
> > > > > > > portfolio <http://petoria.de/portfolio/>
> > > > > > >
> > > > -------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > -----
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Am 24.08.2015 um 22:40 schrieb Clay Ferguson:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I'm not *that* much of an expert, but it kind of works
by
> > > > > > > bubbling up
> > > > > > > > towards the root I believe. So if you query for ACL
on a
> > > > > > > > node and it
> > > > > > > > finds
> > > > > > > > none, that is fine. It just means that node is effectively
> > > > > > > > controlled
> > > > by
> > > > > > > > an
> > > > > > > > ancestor. Once you start adding AC L privs the that
root
> > > > > > > > starts
> > > > applying
> > > > > > > > those there and all beneath it on the tree recursively.
By
> > > > > > > > default
> > > > > > > > 'admin'
> > > > > > > > user has full privileges and everyone else has none.
The
> > > > > > > > session that
> > > > > > > > creates a node i think by default has all privs on
that
> > > > > > > > node, but i'd
> > > > > > > > have
> > > > > > > > to check my code...I might be adding privs when creating.
> > > > > > > > Look at my
> > > > > > > > "controller" class, and that is the top level, and
a lot of
> > > > > > > > stuff like
> > > > > > > > creating new nodes, moving nodes, adding ACLs etc
can be
> > > > > > > > sussed out by
> > > > > > > > just
> > > > > > > > looking at my code and not even running it. It's not
too
> > > > > > > > complicated.
> > > > > > > > Does
> > > > > > > > that answer the question?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Best regards,
> > > > > > > > Clay Ferguson
> > > > > > > > wclayf@gmail.com
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Atif Manzoor <
> > > > > > > > atif.manzoor@gmail.com
> > > > >
> > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Hi Clay
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks a lot for your response. I have been through
your
> > > > > > > > > code and
> > > > have
> > > > > > > > > found that you have also been using
> > > > > > > > > getApplicablePolicies(path) and
> > > > > > > > > getPolicies(path) function to get AccessControlList
(ACL)
> > > > > > > > > object,
> > > > > > > > > however
> > > > > > > > > both of these function have not been returning
any ACL
> > > > > > > > > policies for
> > > > me.
> > > > > > > > > In
> > > > > > > > > words my node does not contain any modifiable
ACL. Can
> > > > > > > > > you tell me
> > > > why
> > > > > > > > > is
> > > > > > > > > that. What will I have to do, so that the node
should
> > > > > > > > > also have
> > > > > > > > > modifiable
> > > > > > > > > ACL.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Kind regards,
> > > > > > > > > Atif
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Clay Ferguson
<
> > > > > > > > > wclayf@gmail.com>
> > > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Hello Atif,
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > You should check out my open source project:
> > > > > > > > > > https://github.com/Clay-Ferguson/meta64
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Download the zip and search for the words
'privilege'
> > > > > > > > > > and/or
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > AccessControl,
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > etc.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > The AclService.java class has ability to
do basic
> > > > > > > > > > listing of
> > > > > > > > > > privileges
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > for
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > a node, and adding or removing privileges from
a node,
> > > > > > > > > and might help
> > > > > > > > > > you
> > > > > > > > > > some. Good luck.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Best regards,
> > > > > > > > > > Clay Ferguson
> > > > > > > > > > wclayf@gmail.com
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:07 PM, Atif Manzoor
<
> > > > > > > > > > atif.manzoor@gmail.com>
> > > > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > I am new to Jackrabbit and after going through
the
> > > > > > > > > > first hops and
> > > > > > > > > > little
> > > > > > > > > > bit of documentation, I was trying to configure
Access
> > > > > > > > > > Control for
> > > > the
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > repository nodes. I was extending ThirdHop
tutorial
> > > > > > > > > > > for that
> > > > purpose
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > was following access control wiki
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > http://wiki.apache.org/jackrabbit/AccessControl
and
> > > > > > > > > > > had the
> > > > > > > > > > > following
> > > > > > > > > > > code.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Session session = repository.login(new
> > > > SimpleCredentials("username",
> > > > > > > > > > > "password"
> > > > > > > > > > > .toCharArray()));
> > > > > > > > > > > Node node = session.getRootNode();
> > > > > > > > > > > String path = node.getPath();
> > > > > > > > > > > AccessControlManager acm =
> > > > > > > > > > > session.getAccessControlManager();
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Privilege[] privileges = new Privilege[]
{ acm
> > > > > > > > > > > .privilegeFromName(Privilege.JCR_ALL)
};
> > > > > > > > > > > AccessControlList acl;
> > > > > > > > > > > try {
> > > > > > > > > > > acl = (AccessControlList)
> > > > > > > > > > > acm.getApplicablePolicies(path)
> > > > > > > > > > > .nextAccessControlPolicy();
> > > > > > > > > > > } catch (NoSuchElementException e)
{
> > > > > > > > > > > acl = (AccessControlList) acm.getPolicies(path)[0];
> > > > > > > > > > > }
> > > > > > > > > > > for (AccessControlEntry e :
> > > > > > > > > > > acl.getAccessControlEntries()) {
> > > > > > > > > > > acl.removeAccessControlEntry(e);
> > > > > > > > > > > }
> > > > > > > > > > > acl.addAccessControlEntry(EveryonePrincipal.getInstan
> > > > > > > > > > > ce(),
> > > > > > > > > > > privileges);
> > > > > > > > > > > acm.setPolicy(path, acl);
> > > > > > > > > > > session.save();
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > My problem is that I could not get
AccessControlList
> > > > > > > > > > > with this
> > > > code.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Both
> > > > > > > > > > functions (getApplicablePolicies and getAllPolicies)
> > > > > > > > > > don't have any
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > AccessControlList attached with them.
Can you tell me
> > > > > > > > > > > where I went
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > wrong. I
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > have been using the default security configuration.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > > > > > Atif
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
>

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