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From humbed...@apache.org
Subject [incubator-warble-server] 01/02: some ideas on node task registry design
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:12:00 GMT
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commit 362570c5f713e7c695809a8115b482e7030696a9
Author: Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
AuthorDate: Thu Jun 28 17:56:26 2018 -0500

    some ideas on node task registry design
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+Node Task Registry Design
+.. toctree::
+   :maxdepth: 2
+   :caption: Contents:
+Node Task Registry Design
+##### Basic Task Design
+Warble Nodes can have one or more (or all) tasks assigned to it. Each
+task consists of a target to test, as well as what to test and how to go
+about that, encapsulated in a payload object. Each check you wish to
+perform requires an associated task, but may be performed by multiple
+nodes. Thus, testing whether your main web site works on port 80
+requires a task, as does a test for https on port 443, as they are
+technically two distinct targets. Specific tasks may have optional tests
+built into them,for instance a SSL certificate check on a https site.
+##### Task Categories
+Each task is assigned a task category, which helps you separate tasks into
+easily recognizable groups and access definitions.
+Each task category has a distinct alerting and escalation path, meaning
+you can assign different teams to different categories, and have alerts
+go to that team, independent of other task categories. This can be
+useful for having front-end issues go to a specific team, while back-end 
+issues go to another team.
+##### Task Category Access
+Users can be assigned the following access levels to categories, on a
+per-user basis:
+1. Read-only access: The user can read and analyze test results, but
+   cannot edit or remove tasks, nor see the specific payload details (thus,
+   if you add a test with credentials, users with read-only access cannot
+   see the credentials)
+2. Read/write access: The user can read, modify, and remove existing
+   tests. They can also add new tests to the category.
+3. Admin access: The user can, besides permissions listed above, also modify or
+   remove the category altogether or change its alerting options. This access
+   level should generally be reserved for power users only.
+It should be noted that _super users_ on the system (such as the account
+you create at setup) can freely access and modify any aspect of the
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+   design-nodedb
 Indices and tables

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