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SEC-1640: provide access to current calling object in @Preauthorize and PermissionEvaluator #1880

spring-issuemaster opened this Issue Dec 17, 2010 · 3 comments


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Mike J (Migrated from SEC-1640) said:

This would create an easy way to wire up basic object level permissions for Spring Roo (or other DD) projects, which use void no-arg methods for many methods that should be secured. E.g., take an entity "Contact", I'd like to be able to do this:

@PreAuthorize("hasPermission(this, 'write')");
public void persist(){

Or even:

@PreAuthorize("this.owner.name== authentication.name");
public void persist(){

In the examples above, "this" would refer to the instance of the object that contains the annotated method (in this case, an instance of Contact).

Can this be supported?

Mike J said:

Hi, can you give me a pointer to the source to explore to investigate this issue on my own? Specifically, I guess I want to find the class that calls the expression handler?

Any thoughts on this in regards to whether this would be reasonable (or problematic)?


Luke Taylor said:

I've added a "this" property to the expression root object. Please give it a try with the latest snapshot build.

Mike J said:

Works brilliantly! Thanks.

@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster added this to the 3.1.0.RC2 milestone Feb 5, 2016

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