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From Colm O hEigeartaigh <cohei...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Group membership
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:34:57 GMT
Thanks Francesco. On reflection though it'd be better to be able to
separate users and any objects, so something like:

  - staticUserMembershipCount
  - dynamicUserMembershipCount
  - staticAnyObjectMembershipCount
  - dynamicAnyObjectMembershipCount

WDYT?

Colm.

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 7:29 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò <ilgrosso@apache.org
> wrote:

> On 28/11/2017 18:18, Colm O hEigeartaigh wrote:
>
>> Thanks Francesco! What do you think of the following additions to GroupTO:
>>
>>   - staticMembershipCount
>>   - dynamicMembershipCount
>>   - totalMembershipCount (maybe not necessary?)
>>
>
> Hi Colm,
> the first two look good; the third is effectively not needed IMHO.
>
> Regards.
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Francesco Chicchiriccò <
>> ilgrosso@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Colm,
>>>
>>> On 20/11/2017 18:19, Colm O hEigeartaigh wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> Recently we updated the RelationshipTO class to return the "other" end
>>>> of
>>>> the relationship. I'm wondering if it's possible (or desirable) to try
>>>> and
>>>> do something similar with memberships?
>>>>
>>>> Not sure what you mean here: if I am reading an user, I can see from
>>> relationships that the other end is an AnyObject; from memberships, I can
>>> see that the other end is a Group.
>>>
>>> So the only difference would be when reading a group instead, to see all
>>> members there (as SCIM does).
>>>
>>> As a motivating use-case, take seeing how many users are members of a
>>>> particular group. It's not possible to do it via the group REST API
>>>> (unless
>>>> I'm mistaken, please correct me if it is possible), but by querying the
>>>> users REST API with (for example) $groups==employees.
>>>>
>>>> Let's say we want to get a list of all of the group names in Syncope,
>>>> with
>>>> a corresponding user membership count. We have to get the groups, then
>>>> find
>>>> the count of users in each group, which is not very efficient.
>>>>
>>>> I'm guessing listing the users who are members of the group in a call to
>>>> GET a given group could result in a massive response.
>>>>
>>> Definitely agree.
>>>
>>> But perhaps we could include a simple count in GroupTO representing the
>>>> current static and
>>>> dynamic users who are members of the given group at that point in time?
>>>>
>>> Understand: we can even differentiate between static and dynamic members,
>>> users and any objects.
>>>
>>> +1 to go ahead and fill an improvement on JIRA for this.
>>>
>>> Regards.
>>>
>>
> --
> Francesco Chicchiriccò
>
> Tirasa - Open Source Excellence
> http://www.tirasa.net/
>
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>
>


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Colm O hEigeartaigh

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