1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 30, 2009 1:04 PM by Boleslaw Dawidowicz

    List of Users

    Anil Saldanha Master

      Tom asks:

      the actual question was: I'm trying to obtain a list of all users.
      I guess this method should do the trick:
       Collection<Identity> identities = identitySession
      I assume this gets me the users *and* groups, right ?
      I only found following search controls:
       if (control instanceof PageSearchControl)
       pageSearchControl = (PageSearchControl)control;
       else if (control instanceof SortByNameSearchControl)
       sortSearchControl = (SortByNameSearchControl)control;
       else if (control instanceof AttributeFilterSearchControl)
       attributeFilterControl = (AttributeFilterSearchControl)control;
       else if (control instanceof NameFilterSearchControl)
       nameFilterSearchControl = (NameFilterSearchControl)control;
      Should I be looking into the attributes to filter for the users ?

        • 1. Re: List of Users
          Boleslaw Dawidowicz Master

          I think the main confusion is a bit about naming:
          IdentityType - parent interface for Identity and Group
          Identity aka user
          Group aka group...

          This is covered in the "API" part of the design doc: http://www.jboss.org/community/docs/DOC-13261

          The decision to use the name "Identity" and not simply "User" was mainly because "Identity" in some authentication/authorization scenarios can be also machines... Now I'm a bit afraid that it will confuse people.

          So for the methods:


          will return all Identity objects (so all users if you prefer such naming)

           findGroup(groupType, null)

          all Group objects for a given group type.

          Then controls only let to narrow or order/sort results.

          With RelationshipManager you can get all Group objects associated with a given Identity regardless of the GroupType.

          To follow some "real life" scenario with the API look at this API test case:

          One of the tests map small part of the structure of jboss.org projects so should let to understand API concepts better.