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From Dave Spencer <dave-lucene-u...@tropo.com>
Subject Re: authentication support in lucene
Date Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:09:25 GMT
Kelvin Tan wrote:

> If you don't have low-level access to the framework that can retrieve a batch 
> list of accessible IDs, document-by-document checking of ACL will be _painful_.
> 
> I implemented ACL checking via Filters. Caching filters definitely helps, but 
> may not be applicable in every situation. I stored the UUID of each document in 
> the database as well as in Lucene. That way, by retrieving a list of accessible 
> documents via SQL, I can create the necessary BitSet.


Maybe the only hope then is different indexes based on coarse grained 
"roles", not find grained ACLs.

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> Kelvin 
> 
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 19:59:27 +0200, John Wang said:
> 
>>Hi:
>>Maybe this has been asked before.
>>Is there a plan to support ACL check on the documents in lucene?
>>Say I have a customized ACL check module, e.g.:
>>boolean ACLCheck(int docID,String user,String password);
>>And have some sort of framework to plug in something like that.
>>I was looking at the Filter class. I guess I can read the entire
>>index, for each document, feed it to the authentication module, if
>>authenticated, bitset the docID and return the BitSet instance. I
>>sounds very slow for large hits. I guess  I can play with cacheing
>>etc.
>>Any other ideas?
>>Thanks
>>-John
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