Tuesday, July 21, 2009

web.xml minutiae: SecurityContext.isUserInRole()


If you are using Oracle SSO, iAS 10.1.4 infra, iAS mid-tier, and running ADF on it, and Oracle Portal on another mid-tier...here is some information that may come in handy for you:

  1. In ADF if you use isUserInRole() method in the SecurityContext, you will need to bounce your 10.1.3 instance every time you make a change (or a set of changes) to the OID users and groups/roles. I imagine there is a way to get my 10.1.3 to refresh from the oid explicitly, but I have not figured it out yet.
  2. isUserInRole also expects that particular roles that you are testing to be listed in web.xml. So just because the user has the role in OID does not mean you can test for it successfully...you must first add it to web.xml.


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