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  2. SLING-1555

UserManager permissions manipulation services API

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      It would be nice if the jackrabbit.usermanager bundle exposed OSGI service(s) that maps exactly the functionalities of the REST services, so that one can use their features also in a programmatic way.

      This can be useful if an application has to manage users and groups without having an explicit request object (ex: from an EventListener), or in the case a user has to manipulate his account (in this case he doesn't have an administrative account, so his requests are not permitted to modify users). Also i think that, in certain situations, it could be just cleaner and simpler to write a servlet or script that directly invoke the methods, instead of find the way to invoke the REST services.

      I think a simple but exaustive way to achieve this can be the direct mapping of the REST services described in http://sling.apache.org/site/managing-users-and-groups-jackrabbitusermanager.html and http://sling.apache.org/site/managing-permissions-jackrabbitaccessmanager.html, only using well-known JCR classes.
      For example, obtaining the users list could be as simple as getting the UserManager OSGI service and invoking a method like "public NodeIterator listUsers()", changing a permission could be achieved by getting the AccessManager OSGI service and invoking a method like "public void modifyPermission(String node_path, String principalId, String privilege_name, String privilege_value, String order)", and so on...

      Perhaps the best way to standardize these services is a dedicated API that formalizes the underlying concepts (ex: User, Group, Privilege and NodeAccessControl... if you think it's the case, i could propose my own...), but i think the simple REST services mapping could already be a nice (and ready-to-go) feature for developers...

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              • Assignee:
                enorman Eric Norman
                Reporter:
                fabris Fabrizio Scarcello
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