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Yanick Champoux

NAME

Dancer::Plugin::Auth::Extensible::Provider::DBIC - authenticate via DBIx::Class

VERSION

version 0.1.3

DESCRIPTION

This class is an authentication provider designed to authenticate users against a database using Dancer::Plugin::DBIC within the Dancer::Plugin::Auth::Extensible framework.

See Dancer::Plugin::DBIC for how to configure a database connection appropriately; see the "CONFIGURATION" section below for how to configure this authentication provider with database details.

See Dancer::Plugin::Auth::Extensible for details on how to use the authentication framework, including how to pick a more useful authentication provider.

CONFIGURATION

This provider tries to use sensible defaults, so you may not need to provide much configuration if your database tables look similar to those in the "SUGGESTED SCHEMA" section below.

The most basic configuration, assuming defaults for all options, and defining a single authentication realm named 'users':

    plugins:
        Auth::Extensible:
            realms:
                users:
                    provider: 'DBIC'

You would still need to have provided suitable database connection details to Dancer::Plugin::Database, of course; see the docs for that plugin for full details, but it could be as simple as, e.g.:

    plugins:
        Auth::Extensible:
            realms:
                users:
                    provider: 'DBIC'
        DBIC:
            default:
                dsn:          'dbi:SQLite:mydb.sqlite'
                schema_class: My::Schema

A full example showing all options:

    plugins:
        Auth::Extensible:
            realms:
                users:
                    provider: 'DBIC'
                    # optionally set DB connection name to use (see named 
                    # connections in Dancer::Plugin::Database docs)
                    db_connection_name: 'foo'

                    # Optionally disable roles support, if you only want to check
                    # for successful logins but don't need to use role-based access:
                    disable_roles: 1

                    # optionally specify names of the table, relationship and
                    # columns (the values given below are the defaults)
                    users_resultset:     User
                    roles_relationship:  roles
                    role_column:         role
                    username_column:     username
                        # function in the user resultset 
                        # taking the submitted password
                        # and returning true if it matches
                        # the user's
                    password_check:      check_password

See the main Dancer::Plugin::Auth::Extensible documentation for how to configure multiple authentication realms.

SUGGESTED SCHEMA

If you use a DBIx::Class schema similar to the examples provided here, you should need minimal configuration to get this authentication provider to work for you.

users class

    package My::Schema::Result::User;

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use base qw/ DBIx::Class::Core /;

    __PACKAGE__->load_components(qw/EncodedColumn Core/);

    __PACKAGE__->table('Users');

    __PACKAGE__->add_columns(
        user_id => {
            data_type => 'INTEGER',
            is_auto_increment => 1,
            is_nullable => 0,
        },
        username => {
            data_type => 'VARCHAR',
            size => 32,
            is_nullable => 0,
        },
        password => {
            data_type => 'VARCHAR',
            size => 40,
            is_nullable => 0,
            encode_column => 1,
            encode_class  => 'Digest',
            encode_args   => { 
                algorithm => 'SHA-1', 
                format => 'hex',
            },
            encode_check_method => 'check_password',
        },
    );

    __PACKAGE__->set_primary_key( 'user_id' );
    __PACKAGE__->add_unique_constraint( 'username' => [ 'username' ] );

    __PACKAGE__->has_many( 
        user_roles => 'My::Schema::Result::UserRole', 'user_id' 
    );

    __PACKAGE__->many_to_many( 
        roles => 'user_roles', 'role'
    );

    1;

You will quite likely want other fields to store e.g. the user object will be returned by the logged_in_user keyword for your convenience.

roles class

You'll need a table to store a list of available roles in (unless you're not using roles - in which case, disable role support (see the "CONFIGURATION" section).

    package My::Schema::Result::Role;

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use base qw/ DBIx::Class::Core /;

    __PACKAGE__->table('Roles');

    __PACKAGE__->add_columns(
        role_id => {
            data_type => 'INTEGER',
            is_auto_increment => 1,
            is_nullable => 0,
        },
        role => {
            data_type => 'VARCHAR',
            size => 32,
            is_nullable => 0,
        },
    );

    __PACKAGE__->set_primary_key( 'role_id' );
    __PACKAGE__->add_unique_constraint( 'role' => [ 'role' ] );

    __PACKAGE__->has_many( 
        user_roles => 'My::Schema::Result::UserRole', 'role_id' 
    );

    __PACKAGE__->many_to_many( 
        users => 'user_roles', 'user'
    );

    1;

user_roles class

Finally, (unless you've disabled role support) you'll need a table to store user <-> role mappings (i.e. one row for every role a user has; so adding extra roles to a user consists of adding a new role to this table).

    package My::Schema::Result::UserRole;

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use base qw/ DBIx::Class::Core /;

    __PACKAGE__->table('UserRoles');

    __PACKAGE__->add_columns(
        user_id => {
            data_type => 'INTEGER',
            is_foreign_key => 1,
            is_nullable => 0,
        },
        role_id => {
            data_type => 'INTEGER',
            is_foreign_key => 1,
            is_nullable => 0,
        },
    );

    __PACKAGE__->set_primary_key( 'user_id', 'role_id' );

    __PACKAGE__->belongs_to( 
        user => 'My::Schema::Result::User', 'user_id' 
    );
    __PACKAGE__->belongs_to( 
        role => 'My::Schema::Result::Role', 'role_id' 
    );

    1;

SEE ALSO

Dancer::Plugin::Auth::Extensible

Dancer::Plugin::DBIC

AUTHOR

Yanick Champoux <yanick@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Yanick Champoux.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.