[geeklog-devel] GL2 ACL

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Tue Dec 14 09:30:47 EST 2004

Vincent Furia wrote:

>Actually I don't think performance will be a problem.  All that needs
>to be done is a single SQL call with a straight join or two DB calls. 
>I suspect that Propel will do the latter.  
We can force Propel to do it the way we ask.  If it natively wants to do 
2 calls we can use a named query and force a join instead.  There may 
even be a way to do the joins with the Propel models themselves but this 
I haven't tried yet.

>Yes, though I still will argue that Geeklog should keep a
>"permissions" table (story.edit, etc) internally and ACLs should be
>kept against that as well.  But I bet Tony and I will talk about that
>later. :)
Right, the system privileges would go in Auth_Enterprise.  The 
item-level settings would go in the gl-database.  Of course, we will 
combine the data structures of the two so we are really talking about 
the same database.

>And so people know where I got most of these ideas: I did a lot of
>work with the Andrew File System (AFS) in school, and grew to really
>like the granularity of its permissions system.  Heres a web site that
>goes into the basics of that:
>http://www.psc.edu/general/filesys/afs/setpermissions.html.  Hopefully
>you'll be able to see what I was shooting for.
Didn't know that.  I'll have to take a gander.


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