[security-dev] IdentityManager API review

Jason Porter lightguard.jp at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 15:14:57 EST 2012

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Shane Bryzak <sbryzak at redhat.com> wrote:

>  On a somewhat related note, we should probably fix the constructor for
> SimpleGroup also, which currently looks like this:
> public SimpleGroup(String id, String name, Group parentGroup)
> Having both id and parentGroup parameters is redundant, so I suggest
> removing the id parameter (and removing the id field altogether) and
> instead have the getId() method return a calculated id.


> On 11/08/2012 06:08 AM, Shane Bryzak wrote:
> They're actually a fundamental part of the identity model (see [1]).  I
> have no real problem with the principle of removing the String versions of
> createGroup() (we would also have to do the same to createRole() for
> consistency) and in fact it would provide some additional advantages.  For
> example, being able to set a Group to being disabled at creation time,
> setting attribute values, etc.  My only concern is from a coding
> "correctness" point of view, and I guess is centered around the creation
> date being automatically set (or potentially overridden) on the Group
> instance that's passed to createGroup().  It's probably not an important
> concern though, and I'm happy to concede on this one which would mean we
> end up with the following methods (replacing all existing createGroup() and
> createRole() methods):
> void createGroup(Group group);
> void createRole(Role role);
> [1]
> https://github.com/picketlink/picketlink/blob/master/idm/api/src/main/java/org/picketlink/idm/model/IdentityType.java
> On 11/08/2012 05:37 AM, Jason Porter wrote:
> Aren't those implementation details though?
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