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Subject [DO NOT REPLY: Bug 3588] New: Make roles of a user available
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2001 16:19:30 GMT
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+ +============================================================================+
+ | Make roles of a user available                                             |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |        Bug #: 3588                        Product: Tomcat 4                |
+ |       Status: NEW                         Version: 4.0 Release Candidate 1 |
+ |   Resolution:                            Platform: Other                   |
+ |     Severity: Enhancement              OS/Version: Other                   |
+ |     Priority: Other                     Component: Catalina                |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |  Assigned To: tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org                                |
+ |  Reported By: keil@surveycom.com                                           |
+ |      CC list: Cc:                                                          |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |          URL:                                                              |
+ +============================================================================+
+ |                              DESCRIPTION                                   |
+ Is there a reason (security or other) that the list/array of roles in a 
+ GenericPrincipal is not accesible from other classes?
+ 
+ In certain web applications we found it would be nececcary to tell ALL the 
+ roles of a user not query each one for existence. Especially if the roles do 
+ not follow a fixed scheme or change from user to user it is not always possible 
+ to just take a known role and look for it.
+ This could be done by reading the xml/db storage of the roles but is not 
+ efficiant because the roles ARE already there once the user is authenticated.
+ 
+ This is partly the same for Tomcat 3.x, but as the new classes in Catalina are  
+ more modular and sophisticated I assume such enhancement to be more useful for 
+ the new generation of Tomcat.

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