[Zope-PAS] Re: [RFC] Extending CookieAuthHelper

Tres Seaver tseaver at zope.com
Thu Nov 18 10:48:54 EST 2004

Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2004, at 16:09, Zachery Bir wrote:
>> On 2004-11-18 09:59:05 -0500, Jens Vagelpohl 
>> <jens at dataflake.org> said:
>>> It seems that instead of the login method calling updateCredentials 
>>> on the CookieAuthHelper itself, it should inform the PAS instance so 
>>> that the plugins registered for updateCredentials can fire. Am I 
>>> overlooking something?
>> That sounds reasonable to me. Tres and I were discussing that many of 
>> the plugin points need to be surfaced at the PAS level, so it can fire 
>> any interested parties.
> There are probably a myriad more or less complicated ways to make this 
> happen. One simple way could be to talk to the plugin registry itself 
> and call "listPlugins" with the desired interface to retrieve the active 
> plugins and call updateCredentials on each. Does that sound like a 
> reasonable thing to do inside a plugin (because only PAS itself seeems 
> to work that way now)?

I would add an 'updateCredentials' method to PAS, and have it delegate 
to the plugins.

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