Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Managing users in your applications

At we are working on a bunch of projects and all of them require user management at various levels. With WSO2 usermanager we are trying to come up with a library that will let the developers handle user authentication and authorization in applications in a homogeneous manner. This is code is available under Apache licence.

The usermanager's main point of entry into a user store (Database/LDAP directory) is a org.wso2.usermanager.Realm implementation. The next release of the usermanager will provide two such implementation for LDAP and JDBC. With a org.wso2.usermanager.Realm the application developer will be able to query the user store for tasks such as authentication, authorization and to obtain properties with respect to a certain user.

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