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CDO/Security Manager

Setting up the security manager on a new repository

If you are creating a new repository, things are quite simple. First create a cdo-server.xml configuration file. The important bit is the highlighted line in the example below:



Enabling the security manager on an exiting repository

Logging into the repository

Modifying the access rights


  • The Apache Derby adapter seems to be broken in CDO 4.x. Prefer using H2, which is now the default embedded database.
  • Some CDO features, like workspace and CDO projects management, are not yet compatible with the security manager.
  • When setting up access right, be aware that ClassPermission doesn't apply to its subtypes, but only the specified class. See ticket #399478.
  • Be aware that you can apply any change to the security realm, even removing write access to the security realm to all the accounts: handle it with care. See ticket 399487.
  • Default access rights of User shall be understood as Minimum rights. A user with READ default access right has at least READ access to all objects of the repository. See ticket 399486.
  • WRITE access are checked at commit time. It means that if you are using the CDO UI, you can create and modify objects in the editor. Your commit will be entirely rejected when saving. See ticket 399485.
  • Modifications in the security realm done with the CDO editor are not taken into account at commit time by the server. See ticket 399480.
  • There is no mean at the time this tutorial has been written to change passwords through the CDO UI. See ticket 399306.

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