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[Hibernate] Many-to-many with non-changing data on one side

 
Ruben Matthews
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Hello

What would be the best way to map the following many-to-many situation?

I want to map User (userId, username, password, firstname, lastname, roles)

to

Role (roleId, name)

A role is really just a name and the system contains 4 roles (admin, user, etc). Each User can have one or more roles, and each Role can be assigned to one or more Users. These roles never change, so what I need in the database is a USER table with user data and a ROLE table with just 4 records that never change and an association table between them.

Is there a way to specify the roles in a HBM mapping, kinda like an Enum?

OMG. The Netherlands is playing against Brazil, so thanks in advance for your responses, I'll read them in a couple of hours.
 
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