Brainstorm:  IDM Simplified API

    I am just placing some rough thoughts on how the api should look for the IDM component.  Just some ideas. Nothing concrete.:)

     

     

    Pseudocode:

    Get the Session:

    IdentityStore store = //configure the store via simpler means either simple xml or api calls

    IdentitySession session = store.getSession();

     

     

    User/Role/Group Mappings

    //Construct user/role/group mappings   [You can term it identity if you want]

    Identity user = createIdentity(Type.USER);

    user.setAttribute("name", "anil");

    user.setAttribute("age", 13);

     

    Identity role = createIdentity(Type.ROLE);

    role.setAttribute("name", "goodrole");

     

    user.addAttribute("roles", role);  //User has the role

     

    Identity group = createIdentity(Type.GROUP);

    group.setAttribute("name", "mygroup");

     

    group.addMember(role);