Products.AutoRoleFromHostHeader

Plone PAS plugin for adding roles (or groups) to anonymous or logged-in visitors looking for HTTP Headers.

Project Description

Add roles or groups to anonymous or logged-in visitors based on HTTP headers

Introduction

The AutoRoleFromHostHeader PAS plugin allows to assign roles to users looking at HTTP headers.

There is an extraction and authentication plugin included, to enable additional roles for anonymous users. They are required since PAS does not support roles (or properties or groups) for anonymous users. You can disable these interfaces if only logged-in users should get additional roles.

AutoRoleFromHostHeader furthermore provides a groups plugin interface, allowing you to assign groups instead of roles.

Configuration

The plugin is configured by editing the Header name; regexp; roles/groups property on the plugin's properties screen (through ZMI). Each line represents a mapping from an header value (using a regexp match) to one or more roles. The format is as follows:

http_header_name; regular expression; role[, role ...]

Assign groups, not roles

This plugin can be used to assign groups instead of roles if used as a group plugin instead of a role plugin:

http_header_name; regular expression; group[, group ...]

Groups plugin is not activated by default.

Caveat

If you have AutoRoleFromHostHeader configured for anonymous users and come from a network matching one of its rules, you will not be able to log in with an account from a higher-up user folder. This is because AutoRole authenticates the Anonymous User which stops the lookup process.

Dependencies

Tested with all Plone versions from 3.3. to 4.3.

Credits

Developed with the support of:

All of them supports the PloneGov initiative.

Authors

  • This product was developed by RedTurtle Technology team.

    RedTurtle Technology Site
  • Special thanks to Mauro Amico (mamico) for giving us the main direction.

  • AutoRoleFromHostHeader is not an original idea but is taken from the work made by Jarn company for the AutoRole plugin.

Self-Certification

[ ] Internationalized

[X] Unit tests

[X] End-user documentation

[ ] Internal documentation (documentation, interfaces, etc.)

[X] Existed and maintained for at least 6 months

[ ] Installs and uninstalls cleanly

[ ] Code structure follows best practice

Current Release
Products.AutoRoleFromHostHeader 0.4.1

Released Jul 10, 2014 — tested with Plone 4.3, Plone 4.2, Plone 4.1, Plone 4, Plone 3

Plone 4.3 compatibility and fixed issues
More about this release…

Download file Get Products.AutoRoleFromHostHeader for all platforms
Products.AutoRoleFromHostHeader-0.4.1.zip
If you are using Plone 3.2 or higher, you probably want to install this product with buildout. See our tutorial on installing add-on products with buildout for more information.

All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
0.4.1 Jul 10, 2014 Plone 4.3 compatibility and fixed issues More about this release…
Plone 4.3
Plone 4.2
Plone 4.1
Plone 4
Plone 3
GPL final
0.3.0 Oct 17, 2011 Plone 4.1 and webserverauth compatibility More about this release…
Plone 4.1
Plone 4
Plone 3
GPL final
0.2.0 Oct 04, 2010 Fixed some tests. More about this release…
Plone 3
GPL final
0.1.0a More about this release… GPL alpha