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NAME ^

Jifty::API - Manages and allow reflection on the Jifty::Actions that make up a Jifty application's API

SYNOPSIS ^

 # Find the full name of an action
 my $class = Jifty->api->qualify('SomeAction');

 # New users cannot run some actions
 if (Jifty->web->current_user->age < 18) {
     Jifty->api->deny(qr/Vote|PurchaseTobacco/);
 }

 # Some users cannot even see some actions
 if (Jifty->web->current_user->id > 10) {
     Jifty->api->hide('Foo');
     Jifty->api->show('FooBar');
     Jifty->api->hide('FooBarDeleteTheWorld');
 }

 # Fetch the class names of all actions
 my @actions = Jifty->api->all_actions;

 # Fetch the class names of all the allowed actions
 my @allowed = Jifty->api->actions;

 # Fetch all of the visible actions (some of which may not be allowed)
 my @visible = Jifty->api->visible_actions;

 # Check to see if an action is allowed
 if (Jifty->api->is_allowed('TrueFooBar')) {
     # do something...
 }

 # Check to see if an action is visible
 if (Jifty->api->is_visible('SpamOurUsers')) {
     SpamBot->be_annoying;
 }

 # Undo all allow/deny/restrict/hide calls
 Jifty->api->reset;

DESCRIPTION ^

You can fetch an instance of this class by calling "api" in Jifty in your application. This object can be used to examine the actions available within your application and manage access to those actions.

METHODS ^

new

Creates a new Jifty::API object.

Don't use this, see "api" in Jifty to access a reference to Jifty::API in your application.

qualify ACTIONNAME

Returns the fully qualified package name for the given provided action. If the ACTIONNAME starts with Jifty:: or ApplicationClass::Action, simply returns the given name; otherwise, it prefixes it with the ApplicationClass::Action.

reset

Resets which actions are allowed to the defaults; that is, all of the application's actions, Jifty::Action::AboutMe, Jifty::Action::Autocomplete, and Jifty::Action::Redirect are allowed and visible; everything else is denied and hidden. See "restrict" for the details of how limits are processed.

deny_for_get

Denies all actions except Jifty::Action::AboutMe, Jifty::Action::Autocomplete and Jifty::Action::Redirect. This is to protect against a common cross-site scripting hole. In your before dispatcher rules, you can whitelist actions that are known to be read-only.

This is called automatically during any GET request.

allow RESTRICTIONS

Takes a list of strings or regular expressions, and adds them in order to the list of limits for the purposes of "is_allowed". See "restrict" for the details of how limits are processed.

Allowing actions also "show" them.

deny RESTRICTIONS

Takes a list of strings or regular expressions, and adds them in order to the list of limits for the purposes of "is_allowed". See "restrict" for the details of how limits are processed.

hide RESTRICTIONS

Takes a list of strings or regular expressions, and adds them in order to the list of limits for the purposes of "is_visible". See "restrict" for the details of how limits are processed.

Hiding actions also "deny" them.

show RESTRICTIONS

Takes a list of strings or regular expressions, and adds them in order to the list of limits for the purposes of "is_visible". See "restrict" for the details of how limits are processed.

restrict POLARITY RESTRICTIONS

Method that "allow", "deny", "hide", and "show" call internally; POLARITY is one of allow, deny, hide, or show. Limits are evaluated in the order they're called. The last limit that applies will be the one which takes effect. Regexes are matched against the class; strings are fully /qualify and used as an exact match against the class name. The base set of restrictions (which is reset every request) is set in "reset", and usually modified by the application's Jifty::Dispatcher if need be.

If you call:

    Jifty->api->deny  ( qr'Foo' );
    Jifty->api->allow ( qr'FooBar' );
    Jifty->api->deny  ( qr'FooBarDeleteTheWorld' );

..then:

    calls to MyApp::Action::Baz will succeed.
    calls to MyApp::Action::Foo will fail.
    calls to MyApp::Action::FooBar will pass.
    calls to MyApp::Action::TrueFoo will fail.
    calls to MyApp::Action::TrueFooBar will pass.
    calls to MyApp::Action::TrueFooBarDeleteTheWorld will fail.
    calls to MyApp::Action::FooBarDeleteTheWorld will fail.

is_allowed CLASS

Returns true if the CLASS name (which is fully qualified if it is not already) is allowed to be executed. See "restrict" above for the rules that the class name must pass.

is_visible CLASS

Returns true if the CLASS name (which is fully qualified if it is not already) is allowed to be seen. See "restrict" above for the rules that the class name must pass.

decide_action_polarity CLASS, ALLOW, DENY

Returns true if the CLASS name it has the ALLOW restriction, false if it has the DENY restriction. This is a helper method used by "is_allowed" and "is_visible".

If no restrictions apply to this action, then false will be returned.

explain CLASS

Returns a string describing what allow, deny, show, and hide rules apply to the class name.

all_actions

Lists the class names of all actions for this Jifty application, regardless of which are allowed or hidden. See also "actions" and "visible_actions".

actions

Lists the class names of all of the allowed actions for this Jifty application; this may include actions under the Jifty::Action:: namespace, in addition to your application's actions. See also "all_actions" and "visible_actions".

visible_actions

Lists the class names of all of the visible actions for this Jifty application; this may include actions under the Jifty::Action:: namespace, in addition to your application's actions. See also "all_actions" and "actions".

SEE ALSO ^

Jifty, Jifty::Web, Jifty::Action

LICENSE ^

Jifty is Copyright 2005-2010 Best Practical Solutions, LLC. Jifty is distributed under the same terms as Perl itself.

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