1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 17, 2008 3:31 PM by Shane Bryzak

    Understanding the difference between groups and roles in Seam (particularly 2.1)

    Leandro Hermida Newbie


      I would like to understand if there is any difference between groups and roles in terms of authorization and permission management in Seam (particularly 2.1).

      Group: A group is a set of users, other groups, or a mixture of both.  It is normally used to assign permissions to data objects in your application.

      Role: A collection of related privileges or permissions that you grant to users, groups, or other roles.

      From Seam's Identity Management and Permission API perspective is there a difference between these? If so how are groups implemented using Seam 2.1?