Cutelyst  2.1.0
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Cutelyst::RoleACL Class Reference

User role-based authorization action class. More...

#include <Cutelyst/RoleACL>

Inheritance diagram for Cutelyst::RoleACL:
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Public Member Functions

 RoleACL (QObject *parent=nullptr)
virtual bool aroundExecute (Context *c, QStack< Component * > stack) override
bool canVisit (Context *c) const
virtual bool init (Application *application, const QVariantHash &args) override
virtual Modifiers modifiers () const override
- Public Member Functions inherited from Cutelyst::Component
 Component (QObject *parent=nullptr)
bool execute (Context *c)
QString name () const
QString reverse () const
void setName (const QString &name)
void setReverse (const QString &reverse)

Protected Member Functions

virtual bool dispatcherReady (const Dispatcher *dispatcher, Controller *controller) override
- Protected Member Functions inherited from Cutelyst::Component
virtual bool afterExecute (Context *c)
void applyRoles (const QStack< Component * > &roles)
virtual bool beforeExecute (Context *c)
virtual bool doExecute (Context *c)

Additional Inherited Members

- Public Types inherited from Cutelyst::Component
enum  Modifier {
  None, OnlyExecute, BeforeExecute, AroundExecute,

Detailed Description

Provides a reusable action role for user role-based authorization. ACLs are applied via the assignment of attributes to application action subroutines.

class Foo : public Cutelyst::Controller
void foo(Context *c);
C_ATTR(denied, :Local :Private :AutoArgs :ActionClass(RenderView))
void denied(Context *c);


Failure to include the following required attributes will result in a fatal error when the RoleACL action's constructor is called.


The name of an action to which the request should be detached if it is determined that ACLs are not satisfied for this user and the resource he is attempting to access.

RequiresRole and AllowedRole

The action must include at least one of these attributes, otherwise the Role::ACL constructor will have a fatal error.

Processing of ACLs

One or more roles may be associated with an action.

User roles are fetched via the invocation of the AuthenticationUser object's "roles" QStringList value.

Roles specified with the RequiresRole attribute are checked before roles specified with the AllowedRole attribute.

The mandatory ACLDetachTo attribute specifies the name of the action to which execution will detach on access violation.

ACLs may be applied to chained actions so that different roles are required or allowed for each link in the chain (or no roles at all).

ACLDetachTo allows us to short-circuit traversal of an action chain as soon as access is denied to one of the actions in the chain by its ACL.


// this is an invalid action
void broken(Context *c);

This action will cause a fatal error because it's missing the ACLDetachTo attribute and has neither a RequiresRole nor an AllowedRole attribute. A RoleACL action must include at least one RequiresRole or AllowedRole attribute.

void foo(Context *c);

This action may only be executed by users with the 'admin' role.

void bar(Context *c);

This action requires that the user has the 'admin' role and either the 'editor' or 'writer' role (or both).

void easy(Context *c);

Any user with either the 'admin' or 'user' role may execute this action.

Definition at line 31 of file roleacl.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

RoleACL::RoleACL ( QObject *  parent = nullptr)

Constructs a new role ACL object with the given parent.

Definition at line 126 of file roleacl.cpp.

Member Function Documentation

bool RoleACL::aroundExecute ( Context c,
QStack< Component * >  stack 

Reimplemented from Component::aroundExecute().

Reimplemented from Cutelyst::Component.

Definition at line 172 of file roleacl.cpp.

References Cutelyst::Component::aroundExecute(), canVisit(), and Cutelyst::Context::detach().

bool RoleACL::canVisit ( Context c) const

Returns true if the action can be visited by the context c.

Definition at line 185 of file roleacl.cpp.

References Cutelyst::Authentication::user().

Referenced by aroundExecute().

bool RoleACL::dispatcherReady ( const Dispatcher dispatcher,
Cutelyst::Controller controller 

Reimplemented from Component::dispatcherReady().

Reimplemented from Cutelyst::Component.

Definition at line 224 of file roleacl.cpp.

References Cutelyst::Controller::actionFor(), and Cutelyst::Dispatcher::getActionByPath().

bool RoleACL::init ( Cutelyst::Application application,
const QVariantHash &  args 

Reimplemented from Component::init().

Reimplemented from Cutelyst::Component.

Definition at line 141 of file roleacl.cpp.

Component::Modifiers RoleACL::modifiers ( ) const

Reimplemented from Component::modifiers().

Reimplemented from Cutelyst::Component.

Definition at line 136 of file roleacl.cpp.