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NAME ^

Metabase::Gateway - Manage Metabase fact submission

VERSION ^

version 1.001

SYNOPSIS ^

Creating a Gateway class

  use strict;
  use warnings;
  package Custom::Metabase;

  use Moose;
  with 'Metabase::Gateway';

  sub _build_fact_classes { ... }
  sub _build_public_librarian { ... }
  sub _build_private_librarian { ... }

Using a Gateway class

  my $mg = Custom::Gateway->new( @args );
  $mg->handle_submission( $fact_struct, $user_guid, $user_secret);

DESCRIPTION ^

The Metabase::Gateway role manages submissions to the Metabase. It provides fact and submitter validation or authorization before storing new facts in a Metabase.

USAGE ^

Required methods

The following builders must be provided by the class that applies this role. All three are lazy.

_build_fact_classes

This builder must return an array reference of Metabase::Fact subclasses.

_build_public_librarian

_build_private_librarian

These builders must return Metabase::Librarian objects.

Configurable attributes

disable_security

A boolean option. If true, submitter profiles will not be authenticated. (This is generally useful for testing, only.) Default is false.

allow_registration

A boolean option. If true, new submitter profiles and secrets may be stored. Default is true.

authentication_timeout

Number of seconds to cache user authentication data. Defaults to 600.

cache_options

A hash reference of constructor arguments for a CHI cache. Defaults to { driver => 'Memory' }.

Generated attributes

approved_types

Returns a list of approved fact types. Used for validating submitted facts.

A "type" is a class name with "::" converted to "-", so this attribute returns an arrayref of the fact_classes attribute converted to types.

fact_classes

Array reference containing a list of valid Metabase::Fact subclasses. Only facts from these classes may be added to the Metabase.

public_librarian

A librarian object to manage fact data.

private_librarian

A librarian object to manage user authentication data and possibly other facts that should be segregated from searchable and retrievable facts. This should not be the same as the public_librarian.

Methods provided

enqueue

  $mg->enqueue( $fact );

Add a fact from a user (identified by a profile) via the public_librarian. Used internally by handle_submission.

handle_submission

  $mg->handle_submission( $fact_struct, $user_guid, $user_secret);

Extract a fact a deserialized data structure and add it to the Metabase via the public_librarian. The fact is regenerated from the as_struct method.

handle_registration

  $mg->handle_registration( $profile_struct, $secret_struct );

Extract a new user profile and secret from deserialized data structures and add them via the public_librarian and private_librarian, respectively.

AUTHORS ^

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004
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