Ty Sarna <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>Itai Tavor  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>  - I'm not sure how to customize a UserSource to access the
>>  propertysheets on the Customer and Reseller classes. The easiest way
>>  seems to be to define userExists, userRoles and userAuthenticate
>>  methods in a GenericUserSource, but I don't think it's a good idea -
>>  I still wouldn't know how to make changes to the propertysheet from
>>  the LoginManager (for example, changePassword should be a method of
>>  acl_users, not of the user classes, because it does the same thing
>>  for all user types), and there is no caching. Should I write my own
>>  UserSource? Or can I do it with Data Plug-ins? I'd like to keep the
>>  solution simple, but I do want it to be efficient (fast and cached).
>Generic User Source is basically for people who are familar with GUF and
>want some degree of backward compatability. There was also a time where
>it was the only choice :-)
>Now there is "User Source", which is to LoginManager what Rack is to
>Specialist. It's completely general, defaulting to storing things
>persistently, but overrideable with SkinScript and the "load from
>existence of attribute blah" to do anything you want. It's much more
>Generic than Generic User Source, actually :)
>Have a look at the SkinScript reference for the "Object Remapping"
>example (last one under WITH ...  COMPUTE ...) of how to make a Rack
>that retrieves proxyies for objects from a different Specialist. You
>can direcly apply this same technique to have a User Source provide
>users based on objects in other Specialists.

I guess I still don't understand enough about object remapping... I 
got a CustomerUserSource with this SkinScript:

     WITH Customers.getCustomerByName(self.id) COMPUTE login_name, 
password, roles, original_object=RESULT

NOTE: I use getCustomerByName rather than getItem because I use 
auto-generated codes for the customer objects id's, this lets me 
allow users to change their login name - but it means that finding a 
user is a more expensive operation than getItem, which is another 
reason I worry about speed and caching.

Now I need to set the 'loaded by accessing attribute' bit, because 
the UserSource has no persistent items in it, right? What do I set it 
to? I tried to set it to 'id' but it does nothing - 
CustomerUserSource.getItem(some_user) always returns None. Also, if a 
Rack is using object remapping, can I still use 
getPersistentItemIDs() on it?
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