[security-dev] Permission and Role

Shane Bryzak sbryzak at redhat.com
Wed Jun 4 19:29:46 EDT 2014

Hi Rahul,

They are fundamentally two very different things.  A role is typically 
used to define a set of users for which specific privileges are to be 
assigned, while a permission is used to control access to application 
resources or services.  A permission check can actually use the user's 
roles to determine whether the user has the necessary privilege to 
perform an action.  Here's a couple of pseudo-code examples to make this 
a little clearer:

1. Restricting access to a method based on the user's role:

public void doProtectedOperation() {

2. Restricting access to a method to users with permission to cancel a 
specific "order":

public void cancelOrder(@HasPermission("cancel") Order order) {

Hope that helps!


On 06/05/2014 09:13 AM, Rahul Mahindrakar wrote:
> Hi
> I have not been able to have a grasp of the difference between the 
> usage of Role and permissions.
> Can someone guide me in this direction
> Thanks
> Rahul
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