Products.PlonePAS is a Plone product that adapts the "PluggableAuthService":http://svn.zope.org/PluggableAuthService/ for use by Plone.
Why doesn't the title of my group, that I set in the ZODB, show up? The title for a group comes from the properties plugin. The info in the groups plugin isn't used, except for the name.
The value of the 'title' property on the portal_groupdata or portal_memberdata tools themselves (as opposed to the group or member data records within them) will not be used as a default for the title of the group or member. This is to prevent UI confusion if a title is set without realizing the implications. To remove this special case, see 'plugins.property._getDefaultValues'.
If PAS caching is enabled (see the "Cache" tab) and the cache manager does not have a 'cleanup' method (RAMCacheManager has one), then changes to the memberdata schema will not effect users already cached. In this case, restart the server or clear the cache (if possible) for the changes to take effect.
Similarly, changes to the memberdata schema will not propagate to member objects already in use. If you have a memberdata object and change the memberdata properties you must re-construct the member by saying portal_membership.getMemberById again. See 'tests.test_properties.test_user_properties' for example.
By default, logout from users signed in under HTTP Basic Auth cannot log out. If you enable the "Credentials Reset" plugin for the HTTP Basic plugin, the logout for cookies will no longer work. However, this is not a problem if you're not using cookies.
In some places, PlonePAS acts as an adaptor to make PAS provide enough of GRUF's interface to satisfy Plone. All the monkey patches in pas.py, for instance, extend PAS with expected methods.
PlonePAS also modifies Plone to work with PAS by providing partially-new implementations of several tools. In the tools/ directory you can see new tools for groups and members, as well as the utils tool.
It also provides extra capabilities for PAS needed by plone, such as mutable property sheets, local role calculation, creation of group objects, and more.
Initial creation: The PAS CIGNEX Sprint Team [ Anders, Bob, Ben, Chad, Gautham, Joel, Kapil, Michel, Micheal ]
Post-sprint work: J Cameron Cooper, Leo, Sidnei, Mark at "Enfold Systems":http://enfoldsystems.com
Basic setAuthCookie support (to mimick CookieCrumbler): Rocky Burt at "ServerZen Software":http://www.serverzen.com
Synced login process with Plone: Dorneles Tremea at "PloneSolutions":http://plonesolutions.com
Bugfixes, various development and merging with Plone: Wichert Akkerman at Simplon
Bugfixes, improvements to membership and property lookups: Eric Steele and Erik Rose
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What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Allow members with usernames that contain special characters (such as @ when use email to login), set their own member portrait [erral]
· PEP8 Cleanup [pbdiode]
· Add a default password validation policy as PAS plugin see http://dev.plone.org/ticket/10959
· Extensions/Install.py: Don't use list as default argument value to activatePluginInterfaces() [patch by rossp, applied by kleist]