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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] - Privileges in Syncope 2.1.0
Date Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:02:09 GMT
On 14/08/2017 19:12, Colm O hEigeartaigh wrote:
> Hi Francesco,
> Many thanks for your reply.
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
>> Hi Colm,
>> thanks for bringing back this topic.
>> As said in the original thread mentioned above, I would stay as much
>> general as possible here, because I think we can model for future features.
>> I'd introduce two new entities
>> 1. Application - with name and optional description
>> 2. Privilege - with name and optional specification
>> (I see this specification as a CLOB where one could put some descriptive
>> JSON to provide operational information about this privilege: for example,
>> it could be { "method": "POST", "url": "/a/b/c" } and then 3rd party apps
>> can interpret that as needed)
>> where an Application can have zero or more Privileges attached; I don't
>> think it makes much sense to have Privileges shared by different
>> Applications, hence I would model a @OneToMany relationship.
>> Then, Roles can be associated to zero or more Privileges.
>> I think a single new REST /applications endpoint should be enough, working
>> with ApplicationTO (having a List<PrivilegeTO> privileges field).
> I want to be sure that I fully understand what you are proposing here.
> RoleTOs will be associated with:
>   a) Set<String> entitlements (as current)
>   b) Set<PrivilegeTO> privileges
> ApplicationTOs will be associated with:
>   a) Set<PrivilegeTO> privileges
> If a user U is in role R then A has privilege P on application A. Is my
> understanding correct so far?

If U is in role R, then U has privilege P on application A (if P belongs 
to A).

> Will privileges exist independently of
> applications? Or if say we add a privilege P to role R, will the logic
> check that an application exists with that privilege P?

I don't think it makes sense to have privileges separated from applications.
But naturally, any helping feature implemented at REST / Logic layer is 


Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

Member at The Apache Software Foundation
Syncope, Cocoon, Olingo, CXF, OpenJPA, PonyMail

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