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8.5. Configuring Red Hat JBoss Data Grid for Authorization

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Authorization is configured at two levels: the cache container (CacheManager), and at the single cache.
CacheManager

The following is an example configuration for authorization at the CacheManager level:

Example 8.4. CacheManager Authorization (Declarative Configuration)

<cache-container name="local" default-cache="default">
        <security>
           <authorization>
             <identity-role-mapper />
             <role name="admin" permissions="ALL"/>
             <role name="reader" permissions="READ"/>
             <role name="writer" permissions="WRITE"/>
             <role name="supervisor" permissions="ALL_READ ALL_WRITE"/>
           </authorization>
        </security>
</cache-container>
Each cache container determines:
  • whether to use authorization.
  • a class which will map principals to a set of roles.
  • a set of named roles and the permissions they represent.
You can choose to use only a subset of the roles defined at the container level.
Roles

Roles for each cache can be defined as follows:

Example 8.5. Defining Roles

<local-cache name="secured">
            <security>
                <authorization roles="admin reader writer supervisor"/>
            </security>
        </local-cache>
Programmatic CacheManager Authorization (Library Mode)

The following example shows how to set up the same authorization parameters for Library mode using programmatic configuration:

Example 8.6. CacheManager Authorization Programmatic Configuration

GlobalConfigurationBuilder global = new GlobalConfigurationBuilder();
  global
     .security()
        .authorization()
           .principalRoleMapper(new IdentityRoleMapper())
           .role("admin")
              .permission(CachePermission.ALL)
           .role("supervisor")
              .permission(CachePermission.EXEC)
              .permission(CachePermission.READ)
              .permission(CachePermission.WRITE)
           .role("reader")
              .permission(CachePermission.READ);
  ConfigurationBuilder config = new ConfigurationBuilder();
  config
     .security()
        .enable()
        .authorization()
           .role("admin")
           .role("supervisor")
           .role("reader");
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