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Alfresco One 5.x Developer's Guide - second edition by Jeff Potts, Benjamin Chevallereau

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Working with security services

The first part of this chapter was about authentication, or knowing who the user is. This section is about authorization, which is about specifying what the user can do once he/she is authenticated. First, you'll see how to secure the admin user and give additional users admin rights. Then you'll learn how to use Alfresco's security services classes to create users and groups with the API. And finally, you'll see how to declare your own custom permission groups when the out-of-the-box permission groups don't meet your needs.

Securing the admin user

As you and everyone else in the world knows, the default password for Alfresco's admin account is admin. If you use the installer, it will prompt you for a password. If ...

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