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Re: slapo-dynlist desgin question(s)

--On Saturday, January 20, 2007 4:09 PM +0100 Pierangelo Masarati <ando@sys-net.it> wrote:
access to dn.subtree="cn=people,dc=stanford,dc=edu" attr=suprivilegegroup
    by dn.base="cn=dynlist" compare

After ITS#4806 enhancement, "compare" would be enough, if the proxy ID
is implemented.  At this point, the proxy ID could be contained in the
entry itself, to allow more granular, data driven identity selection.  A
mechanism like authzFrom could be used to select who's authorized to
assume the proxy ID and thus to get to override access rule to the
hidden data.  Something like:

    <dynamic group>: <static members>, (<dynamic members> + <authzFrom>)

when reading <dynamic group>, static members undergo usual ACLs; dynamic
members undergo usual ACLs for their direct access; plus, if the
client's identity complies with the <authzFrom> rule, the <dynamic
group> identity is assumed to perform dynamic group expansion, otherwise
the client's identity is used.

To simplify things, we could well recycle authzFrom to check if the
client is authorized to use the dynamic group's identity, and, in case,
let the client assume the privileged identity by using the dynamic
group's DN.

Or, we could define /configurable) dynamic group specific attrs that
implement the dynamic group's identity (groupManager?) and authorization
rules (groupAuthzFrom?; groupAuthzTo would make sense as well; it could
be used to check if a dynamic group is allowed to let a user assume the
privileged identity when accessing a certain datum, the "to" of

I guess my issue here, is that I want the proxy ID to not be associated with the client's ID at all. I simply want a way to have the dynamic group to use the ACL's to decide whether or not the client has read or compare to the membership list, and if it does, then to use an internal identity that knows nothing about the client itself to do the compare or membership generation as necessary. So I guess the second solution would work best in that case?


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