[DALICORE-92] Removing OAuthUser Created: 19/Mar/13  Updated: 16/Apr/13  Resolved: 21/Mar/13

Status: Closed
Project: dalicore
Component/s: dalicore-oauth
Affects Version/s: 1.0.0
Fix Version/s: 1.1.0

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: Joeri Sykora Assignee: Joeri Sykora
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
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Removing OAuthUser would make life easier when dealing with users. Consider the use case where you would like to let users that were created by dalicore-social (by connecting to an ExternalNetwork) to be used in combination with dalicore-oauth. This is currently not possible as dalicore-social creates regular User objects, while dalicore-oauth requires all User interactions to be done through OAuthUser objects.

The current OAuthUser only has one extra field that defines the DaliServiceConsumer it was created by. We haven't had a use case for this requirement yet, so we could easily remove this field for now. That way we can remove OAuthUser entirely and just use instances of User in dalicore-oauth. Should the createdBy field be required in the future, then you would still be able to store this information as a Field on the User.

The other requirement is that a user in dalicore-oauth must implement the java.security.Principal interface. This is a small issue, since we can easily let User in dalicore-ejb implement this interface as well. This has the added benefit that we get a step closer to adding support for java identity management.

Comment by johanvos [ 19/Mar/13 ]

User implements Principal is a big step forward as well.

Comment by Joeri Sykora [ 16/Apr/13 ]

DaliCore version 1.1.0 released.

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