[jifty-devel] RFC: Login/Logout functionality
jpeacock at rowman.com
Tue Apr 25 11:02:13 EDT 2006
I finally had the time to extract (and update) the login/logout
functionality from Wifty and add it to my Jifty app. Before I try and
make this completely generic, do people think that this functionality
should be part of the core Jifty distro, or do I have to think about how
to extend the core (via the as-yet-unwritten plugin framework)?
For discussion purposes, adding login/logout functionality to the core
would require adding the following files:
The login/logout functionality also needs to extend Jifty::Dispatcher as
well as the code in Jifty::ClassLoader to autogenerate the classes in
the application space.
However extending Dispatcher and ClassLoader is likely to be the
sticking point to adding this fuctionality outside of the core. It
appears that I could probably use a new ClassLoader object to extend the
auto-creation magic, but I don't (currently) see a way to extend the
Dispatcher actions (without requiring the user to cut/paste code into
their own Dispatcher).
Personally, I think that login/logout functionality is so central to
anything more than a very basic webapp that is should be present in the
core. I would propose adding a setting to config.yml that would link
the core login code to the User class in the app, e.g.
and have the startup code confirm that MyApp::User has the appropriate
functionality to support the core modules. At some point, I'd like to
replace the basic Login with one that will probe for a client
certificate and use that instead of a username/password, but adding this
to the core won't affect that.
Does this seem like a worthwhile avenue to pursue?
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