[okfn-dev] Annotator Permissions plugin API

Aron Carroll aron.carroll.lists at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 10:44:38 UTC 2011

Thanks Jonathan,

By default the Annotator won’t be able to support all of these options out of the box. However I’m pretty sure all of these situations can be accommodated by using the custom authorisation feature.

I’ll be working creating some good documentation on how this works this week.


On 23 Feb 2011, at 12:02, Jonathan Gray wrote:

> Very excited about this!
> Don't know if it helps but here are a few use cases:
>  * I'm a lawyer and I want to share comments on a legal text with 1
> or 2 other people
>  * I'm an academic and I want to use the system for my own private
> annotations on a public domain texts, which I may wish to share with
> my graduate students at some point
>  * I'm working on a research project and I want to create annotations
> which everyone can see, but which only people in my project can edit
>  * I'm working on a distributed research project with lots of other
> researchers in a field. I want to allow researchers in my network (not
> all of them who I'll know) to edit a reasonably large collection of
> texts (e.g. 100-400 texts)
> Can think up plenty more if useful. ;-)
> J.
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Aron Carroll
> <aron.carroll.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I’m looking to get some feedback on the API for the Annotator Permissions
>> plugin (this was previously
>> called the User plugin).
>> Rather than complicate the plugin’s logic with details like groups I think
>> it should be abstracted out into
>> a callback in the same way as the userId and userString options do at the
>> moment. This would allow
>> implementors to create complex permission systems without having to extend
>> the annotator.
>> There’s more details (and examples) in the first comment on the ticket on
>> GitHub
>> https://github.com/okfn/annotator/issues/22
>> All thoughts welcome.
>> Cheers,
>> Aron
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