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AW: Recursive operations and authz

From: Markus Schaber <m.schaber_at_codesys.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 10:19:23 +0000

Hi, Daniel,

> Von: Daniel Shahaf [mailto:d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name]
> Stefan Fuhrmann wrote on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 08:21:37 +0200:
> > Hi devs,
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > (1) Is there something fundamentally wrong with this
> > approach, e.g. braking major use-cases?
> How about inventing a 'c' permission, in addition to the existing 'r'
> and 'rw', with the following semantics: if the authz file contains
> '[/tags] alice=c', then alice is authorized to create immediate
> children of /tags, possibly as adds-with-history, without needing
> recursive write access to the copy destination. Would this address
> your use-case?

I like the general suggestion, but 'c' made me immediately think 'copy',
which could be the right to copy the tree to somewhere else.

Thus, I suggest 'a' for 'add', the right to add children (including their subtrees).

If this right is non-recursive, people may add files, directories or whole trees (in the same transaction), but not modify them later.

Best regards

Markus Schaber

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