[Catalyst] Customizing Authentication/Roles

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Wed Sep 13 03:05:55 CEST 2006

Christopher H. Laco wrote:
> As I start laying out the framework for Mango, one of the things I want
> to do is use roles on a virtual 'per site' basis; within the same cat app.
> From a table standpoint, that is roughly:
>     sites:
>         id, name
>     users
>         id, username, password
>     roles
>         id, site_id, name
>     users_roles
>         site_id, user_id, role_id
> When a user logs in, they may have different roles for different sites.
> Maybe they're an admin for one site, but only a publisher for another.
> Two sites maybe have the same role name, which means the stock ROles
> stuffs in Auth isn't going to cut it.
> I want to reuse as much of what exists as possible from Auth/Roles, but
> I haven't a clue on what direction to start making changes.
> Any ideas on how you would do this?

Multiple site instances.

See Dave Kamholz (ningu)'s branch.

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