Ben Alex has announced that Acegi Security release 0.9.0 is now available. This release includes 70 improvements and fixes, with several new features including JCaptcha (human user detection) support, a web.xml to Acegi Security migration tool, Java 5 annotations, "switch user" style capabilities for web applications, and SiteMinder integration.
- Posted by: Mathias Bogaert
- Posted on: November 11 2005 04:47 EST
Please see the release notes for a detailed changelog. Upgrade instructions (from 0.8.x to 0.9.0) are included in the release ZIP file.
- Congrats by Stefan Kleineikenscheidt on November 11 2005 09:59 EST
- Acegi Security 0.9.0 released with many new features by Asaf Amit on November 13 2005 18:44 EST
- Roles by Scott McCrory on November 14 2005 11:09 EST
- Acegi Security 0.9.0 released with many new features by Frank Bolander on November 14 2005 12:14 EST
Congrats, Ben et al! I found Acegi a very useful, for example to implement rememberme and the like. Also, the doco is quite good.
I had a look at Acegi Security to enhance my application. The main thing I found missing is the notion of a Group, like the java.security.acl.Group. Is this likely to appear in the final release or is there some fundamental reason why this is not implemented?
I've found that the easiest way to support groups using Acegi is to associated them with roles in your AuthenticationDao implementation.
I had a look at Acegi Security to enhance my application. The main thing I found missing is the notion of a Group, like the java.security.acl.Group.
You might want to take a look at section 1.2 in the docs:
Acegi uses the "Principal"(ala JAAS) concept instead of groups/roles. A little different nomenclature but the ideas are the similar.