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Introducing AccessControlled.hasPermission(Authentication, Permission) #3149

merged 1 commit into from Nov 26, 2017


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jglick commented Nov 17, 2017

Extends #2999 with another overload used in some cases (jenkinsci/active-choices-plugin#17 for example).

Proposed changelog entries

  • API: added AccessControlled.hasPermission(Authentication, Permission).

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jglick commented Nov 20, 2017

@jglick jglick added the needs-review label Nov 20, 2017



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$ac.getACL().hasPermission($a, $p) :: $ac instanceof && $a instanceof org.acegisecurity.Authentication && $p instanceof => $ac.hasPermission($a, $p);;

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oleg-nenashev Nov 22, 2017


Do these file get autogenerated?
We have no guidelines about adding them, but it may be useful.

@daniel-beck daniel-beck changed the title from Introducing AccessController.hasPermission(Authentication, Permission) to Introducing AccessControlled.hasPermission(Authentication, Permission) Nov 23, 2017

@oleg-nenashev oleg-nenashev merged commit b3cd925 into jenkinsci:master Nov 26, 2017

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veotax commented Apr 19, 2018

Hi, there's no issues for this project, so I don't know how to make a proposal. I will put it here for the moment :)

jCasbin is an authorization library that supports models like ACL, RBAC, ABAC.

Related to RBAC, casbin has several advantages:

  1. roles can be cascaded, aka roles can have roles.
  2. support resource roles, so users have their roles and resource have their roles too. role = group here.
  3. the permission assignments (or policy in casbin's language) can be persisted in files or database.
  4. multiple models like ACL, BLP, RBAC, ABAC, RESTful are supported.

And you can even customize your own access control model, for example, mix RBAC and ABAC together by using roles and attributes at the same time. It's very flexible.

I saw we have a basic ACL mechanism here, but I think it can be extended to more powerful and flexible models like RBAC and ABAC through the integration of jCasbin. What do you think? Thanks.


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jglick commented Apr 19, 2018

@veotax Jenkins has a developer mailing list and a JIRA tracker.

Regarding jCasbin, that sounds nice in the abstract, but retrofitting existing public APIs designed around an ACL model to use it is likely impractical.


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oleg-nenashev commented Apr 19, 2018

Maybe jCasbin still can added to Jenkins as a plugin. We have an AuthorizationStrategy extension point, so plugins can add custom strategies if needed (actually now we have only very basic strategies inside the core, the rest is in plugins)

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