[Catalyst] Customizing Authentication/Roles

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Fri Sep 15 21:22:09 CEST 2006

Christopher H. Laco wrote:
> Matt S Trout wrote:
> [snip]
>> Alternatively, you could point the user and role models at custom ones
>> with an ACCEPT_CONTEXT that applies ->search({ site_id =>
>> $current_site_id }) based on the request.
> That makes sense, but the light isn't on upstairs this morning. :-/
> That means I would create my own DB::Role and DB::User, rather than
> letting Catalyst::Model::DBIC::Schema do it for me (Or not use
> DBIC::Schema at all). It would seem the down side of that approach would
> be that I'll already have a User and Role models for the non-Auth
> stuffs. Any ACCEPT_CONTEXT crazyness would mean I would need two models
> for the same Roles and Users; one set for controllers to use, and one
> set just to make Auth happy.
> But really, my Users and Roles models wouldn't be raw DBIC model at all,
>  but more likely core modules used outside of Mango to do user/role
> management.
> The more I think about it, the more I don't think I want Mango being a
> multiple sites in one instance kind of thing. That's too much complexity
> for the short time frame, and removing that requirement makes things
> much less complicated.
I'd agree with that, then we can have a proper think about how to do 
that once 5.80 is out (since yes, the app/context split is scheduled for 

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