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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: [RT] Context-Aware Services - Multitenancy for SPI implementations
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:41:02 GMT
Hi Stefan

this is definitely an interesting approach. I can see the potential, but
so far I haven't really seen use cases (which doesn't mean there are non).

If I understand correctly, you do the matching based on the path which
avoids the need of introducing an explicit concept of a tenant. On the
other it requires you to have a corresponding resource or request. I
assume for most of the use cases this works as they are request bound
anyway. And even for background tasks you should have at least some
resource. I guess this should be sufficient.

I'm a little bit worried about the reliability, for example if a bundle
providing a specifc SPI interface is currently not active, you get
(temporarily) a different result. This might be fine as well.

In general, I'm unsure :) this sounds useful, but of course complicates
things and the general execution.


Stefan Seifert wrote
> consider the following use case:
> - an OSGi/Sling-based library provides a SPI interface
> - applications of multiple tenants are deployed on the same instance
> - each tenant uses a different content tree, e.g. /content/tenant1 and /content/tenant2
> - each tenant's application wants to register a different implementation of the SPI,
to be applied on resource requests on the tenant's content subtree
> - this affects not only one SPI but multiple SPIs
> - we do not want to implement a detect-the-matching-SPI-implementation-for-a-given resource
for each library again
> - we want to have a configuration of the mapping tenant's resource path -> SPI implementation
in a central place and to be applied to all SPI implementation of a tenant's application
> i've implemented a solution for this some months ago, it's currently part of a
> documentation [1], source code [2]
> questions:
> 1. do you have these use cases as well? (we had a lot of enterprise projects where we
needed exactly this in the last years)
> 2. does it make sense to contribute it to sling?
> 3. do you have better ideas for configuring the mapping or the implementation?
> stefan
> [1]
> [2]


Carsten Ziegeler
Adobe Research Switzerland

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