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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Summary

In this chapter we have taken a look at Plone’s approach to security, including:

  • Key concepts such as users, groups, roles, and permissions
  • Some examples of how to manipulate security settings in code
  • The role played by workflows in managing security
  • How to create a custom workflow and install it, using GenericSetup
  • How security is invoked during URL traversal and in Restricted Python

In the next chapter, we will learn how to find and install third-party add-on components.

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