Current the set of actions that can officially be passed to Session.hasPermission is limited to
Consequently it is not possible to test if non-regular read/write operations can be execute permission wise.
As of Oak 1.0 this has been mitigated as the Session implementation present in oak-jcr also allows to pass the string representation of the built-in OAK Permissions. However, those constants are defined in the SPI part of oak-core and thus would require consumers to add a dependency to oak-core (which due to non-existing modularization includes tons of additional stuff include NodeStore), which feels totally wrong to me.
I would therefore like to propose to extend the set of action constants in JackrabbitSession such that API consumers can do everything with just using JCR and Jackrabbit API.
cc Marc Pfaff, who asked about the best way to test a given permission setup and thus made me think about this.
Patch for API and oak will follow asap.