Class RolesHandler

  extended by sunlabs.brazil.handler.RolesHandler (view source)
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public class RolesHandler
extends Object
implements Handler

Handler for associating roles with an id. This is a placeholder until the SunEconomy gets integrated in. It looks for an "id" in the request, looks it up in a property file, then adds the value of the id into the request. It may be used in conjunction with AclSwitchHandler to provide role based web access. Properties:

prefix, suffix, glob, match
Specify the URL that triggers this handler. (See MatchString).
The property to use to look up the id. Defaults to "SessionID".
The property to place the result of the id lookup into. Defaults to "roleName";
The absolute path to the java properties file containing the it to role mapping.

Field Summary
static String ID_KEY
          Handler configuration property SessionID.
static String MAP
          Handler configuration property mapFile.
static String ROLE_KEY
          Handler configuration property roleName.
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 boolean init(Server server, String prefix)
          Initializes the handler.
 boolean respond(Request request)
          Dispatch and handle the request.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


public static final String ID_KEY
Handler configuration property SessionID. The request property name to find the id string. Defaults to id.

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Constant Field Values


public static final String ROLE_KEY
Handler configuration property roleName. The request property name to place the roles into. Defaults to roles.

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Constant Field Values


public static final String MAP
Handler configuration property mapFile. The path to the java properties file containing the id to roles mapping. The roles are a whitespace delimited list of ascii role names.

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Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail


public RolesHandler()
Method Detail


public boolean init(Server server,
                    String prefix)
Description copied from interface: Handler
Initializes the handler.

Specified by:
init in interface Handler
server - The HTTP server that created this Handler. Typical Handlers will use Server.props to obtain run-time configuration information.
prefix - The handlers name. The string this Handler may prepend to all of the keys that it uses to extract configuration information from Server.props. This is set (by the Server and ChainHandler) to help avoid configuration parameter namespace collisions.
true if this Handler initialized successfully, false otherwise. If false is returned, this Handler should not be used.


public boolean respond(Request request)
                throws IOException
Dispatch and handle the request. This version looks at the request for the id, looks it up in the table, and adds the value, if available

Specified by:
respond in interface Handler
request - The Request object that represents the HTTP request.
true if the request was handled. A request was handled if a response was supplied to the client, typically by calling Request.sendResponse() or Request.sendError.
IOException - if there was an I/O error while sending the response to the client. Typically, in that case, the Server will (try to) send an error message to the client and then close the client's connection.

The IOException should not be used to silently ignore problems such as being unable to access some server-side resource (for example getting a FileNotFoundException due to not being able to open a file). In that case, the Handler's duty is to turn that IOException into a HTTP response indicating, in this case, that a file could not be found.

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