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Security Framework In Alfresco
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on Jan 6, 2006
on Jan 6, 2006 by andy
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I was just wondering what security framework is being used in Alfresco? Is it Acegi Security framework? If so, can you please share your experience in using Acegi Security framework.
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Jan 6, 2006 10:50 AM
We do use some bits of acegi:
- to store the security context;
- for some authentication routes;
- to provide the framework for security enforcement around method invocations.
We do not use acegi to store authorities on the authentication context.
We have some dynamic authorities - such as owner.
We persist ACLs in hibernate
We have our own filters etc to do authentication from the web client.
The bits I have used have been good.
The method protection is very annoying when executing unprotected/new methods added to the API as it resets the security context (if you forgot to go and add the security config), which produces a delayed error.
Without some context for your query, that is about all I can offer.
See the Wiki docs if you want more general information.
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