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

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Thu Nov 18 10:51:51 EST 2004

>>>> 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.

Last question: do you want me to add something to the public interface 
on the PAS instance itself to return the PAS instance, or do you prefer 
using aq_parent(aq_inner(self)) in the plugin?


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