Chris Withers wrote:
> Hi,
> If I have the following lines in a Python Product:
>     def __init__(self, id):
>         """initialise a new instance of product"""
> = id
>         self.title = 'Title!'
>         self.anInt = 0
>         self.aString = 'testing'
> Are these attributes protected by the security machinery?
> If so, how so?

Yes. There are two ways of protecting objects, depending on
whether they (can) have a __roles__ attribute. None of the
values above can have a __roles__ attribute, so they are covered 
by assertions made in their containers.


Note that if you can't adequately control something that
can't have __roles__, you can provide an access function
(e.g. getAnInt), which you can control

> Can I read them? I think the answer is yes for anInt and no for aString.

Probably, if you can get at one, you can get at the other.

> Don't know the mechanics of title and id, I'm guessing they're going to
> be special cases whatever...

Nope, except that we may provide separate accessors (e.g. getId).
> Are they protectable by permissions? I do hope so although my experience
> is that, at best, it's not necessary, which is contrary towhat I thought
> the new security policy was.

The goal of the new security policy was to:

  - Centralize authorization policies

  - Begin the tightening of access to attributes/sub-objects
    that can't have roles.
> Should they have to be protected by permissions? Probably...

If you need the sort of control that permissions provide, 
you should consider providing accessors that can play with 

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