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security-role & security-role-ref

NDP Prasad
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1. what is the difference between the <security-role-ref> and <security-role>?


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Mark Garland
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I believe <security-role> is used for defining the roles in your web app, and is used by the container to map its roles to those in your DD.

<security-role-ref> on the other hand is where declarative programmatic security has been used.
If request.isUserInRole("Boss") has been used, but your app has no declaration of a 'Boss' role because you have used 'Manager', you can use <security-role-ref> to tell the container that 'Boss' means 'Manager'.

Open to corrections on this one as I'm learning too!


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