Florent Guillaume wrote:
Florent Guillaume wrote:

I'm in the process of refactoring OFS to use new-style security declarations (about time ;)), and I stumbled on something which may or may not be a bug, I don't know, I'd like some else's opinion:

The class SimpleItem has the definition (it's been there since the begining of time when SimpleItem was created):
    __ac_permissions__=(('View', ()),)
The unusual thing here is () instead of ('',).

Hm I now realize that this may be there just to define the View permission as available but that's all. But there's still a discrepancy in the way SecurityInfo treats it.

Ok I got to the reasons for that, it all dates back to the origins of SecurityInfo in December 2000 when it originally had methods that did the work of both declareProtected and declareObjectProtected. I'll fix this.


Anyway I'm further in understanding securiy in Z2 than I've ever been :)


I think the intent here is that it be the object level protection, equivalent to the modern declareObjectProtected('View').
Indeed, if the SimpleItem class had a
  security = ClassSecurityInfo()
(even by itself without further security declaration), then AccessControl/SecurityInfo, which has the code
        # Empty names list sets access to the class itself, named ''
        if not len(names):
            names = ('',)
would actually turn the () into a ('',) and the rest of the end of the security setup, in App/class_init.py, would set SimpleItem.__roles__ = PermissionRole('View') and that would be it.

However SimpleItem does *not* have this ClassSecurityInfo, which means that the code above is not called, and the final logic in class_init.py does not turn an empty tuple into "protect the object".

It means that SimpleItem does not have an object level protection of View (but the default which is that only Manager has access), which is probably as well but not clear from the code.

What do you think I should do?
- fix to use View?
- fix to use nothing?


Florent Guillaume, Nuxeo (Paris, France)   Director of R&D
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