[Catalyst] flexible ACL rules

Jens Schwarz blacky6767 at gmx.de
Fri Jan 23 07:09:48 GMT 2009

Hi *,

I have some difficulties in applying flexible rules [1] in my Catalyst app. Until now, I only used easy rules (mainly with deny_access_unless) like:

  "/users/edit" ,
  sub{ shift->check_any_user_role(qw/admin user/) }

What I now want to achieve is, that 'admin' users can edit _every_ user, and 'user' users only themselves. So if 'user' user foo has p.ex. the id 5, he is allowed to /user/edit/5 but not /user/edit/4.

So I looked at the flexible rules documentation which I guess might do the job. I tried to apply the example mentioned there but I guess I don't understand these "die $ALLOWED"/"die $DENIED" lines (I am still Perl/Catalyst newbie): Although I added "Authorization::ACL::Engine" to my "use Catalyst" in myapp.pm, I get errors like "Global symbol '$ALLOWED/$DENIED' requires explicit package name at myapp.pm"

Any hints? Thanks in advance.


[1] http://tinyurl.com/c5eeml
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