In the application that we are investigating to "rewrite" in a J2EE env. we use SQL-roles and "work-roles" to group our applications together and build menues etc. for each user. This match the concept of principal and role fairly well - but we have ~100 roles and ~800 users. (NOT a web app !!!).
Are there tools to help you maintain the deploy descriptor or do you write this yourself as a databasedriven app that outputs the descriptor ?


Jan Nilsson
pro IT