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  • From: Chris Hyzer <>
  • To: Shilen Patel <>
  • Cc: Grouper Dev <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-dev] converting group to role?
  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:26:46 -0400
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I don't know, lately Ive taken the cascade delete approach... since it is
hard to know what to do if you want to change a role to a group, it fails
with an exception that says some permission is assigned somewhere, but its
difficult or tedious to figure out how to delete it. So I would say just
delete cascade everything. Same as if you delete a group, right?


-----Original Message-----
From: Shilen Patel

Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:21 PM
To: Chris Hyzer
Cc: Grouper Dev
Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] converting group to role?

Cool. Yes, I'll take care of it for 1.6.

How about in the opposite direction (role -> group)? Should we allow
that or not and if we allow it, should we fail under some circumstances
like if the role has a permission or if the role is part of another role


-- Shilen

On 4/15/10 4:05 PM, Chris Hyzer wrote:
> Yes, we should do this. Sorry about that. So we changed the API earlier
> so that setters don't do anything, but when you call "store()", or "save()"
> or something, that is what sends the sql. So can that method check to see
> if the object has changed and add the rolesets? Do you want to do this or
> do you want me to? :)
> Thanks!
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shilen Patel
> [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:47 PM
> To: Grouper Dev
> Subject: [grouper-dev] converting group to role?
> Hey,
> I'm wondering if it should be possible to convert a group to a role. If
> you set Group.setTypeOfGroup(TypeOfGroup.role), that doesn't add the
> role sets. Should that add the role set(s), or should there be another
> way to convert a group to a role, or is there actually another way, or
> should it not be possible..?
> I basically mistakenly added a group instead of a role and then added
> memberships and access privileges and finally when I was about to add
> permissions, I realized my mistake.
> Thanks!
> -- Shilen

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