collective.securitycleanup

HomePage: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/collective.securitycleanup

Author: Ross Patterson

Download: https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/c/collective.securitycleanup/collective.securitycleanup-0.3.tar.gz

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collective.securitycleanup
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WARNING: Backup your ZODB before using this package!

The Zope 2 security framework is very powerful and one of it's greatest
strengths.  A lot of it's power comes from it's flexibility.  Exposing
that power to site adminsitrators often ends up giving them enough
rope to hang themselves with.  This is exactly what the "Security" tab
in the ZMI does.

In many cases, a site admin or consultant is faced with the daunting
task of restoring all the security settings throughout the Zope
object heirarchy in order to bring sanity and predictability back to
the site.  The collective.securitycleanup package provides
GenericSetup handlers for restoring the role mappings and local roles
back to their defaults.  This handler can be used in combination
with existing handlers to set role mappings and to re-apply workflow
security settings to help start the process of security cleanup.

The clean up is performed on all ancestors including the Zope
application root and by walking down the heirarchy to all descendants.
This means all descendents of the context the handler is used on and
all ancestors of the context including the root will be cleaned up.
It will not clean up siblings or anything else that is not a direct
ancestor to the context.

The clean up removes all permission settings stored on the instance
which effectively restores them to code defaults.  The clean up also
removes all local roles except the "Owner" role for the user returned
by OFS.interfasces.IOwned.getOwnerTuple() if already assigned.  If the
object is CMF content with the creators field, the creator is
synchronized with the owner.  Finally, if the context is a CMF portal,
the workflow roles mappings will be updated for the whole portal.

Use of this tool will likely only ever be a starting point.  So be
sure to test thoroughly before deploying to your production server and
backup your ZODB before using it.

Start with Modified Security Settings
=====================================

Start with a Zope app some of whose role mappings have been changed
from the code defaults.  The app also has local roles.

    >>> app
    <Application at >
    >>> app.permission_settings('Modify portal content')[0]['acquire']
    ''
    >>> app.rolesOfPermission('Modify portal content')
    [{'selected': '', 'name': 'Anonymous'},
     {'selected': 'SELECTED', 'name': 'Authenticated'},
     {'selected': 'SELECTED', 'name': 'Manager'},
     {'selected': '', 'name': 'Owner'}]
    >>> app.get_local_roles()
    (('test_user_1_', ('Owner',)),)

The app contains a folder some of whose role mappings don't acquire
and have roles assigned and likewise has local roles.

    >>> app.folder
    <Folder at /folder>
    >>> app.folder.permission_settings(
    ...     'Add portal content')[0]['acquire']
    ''
    >>> app.folder.rolesOfPermission('Add portal content')
    [{'selected': '', 'name': 'Anonymous'},
     {'selected': 'SELECTED', 'name': 'Authenticated'},
     {'selected': 'SELECTED', 'name': 'Manager'},
     {'selected': '', 'name': 'Owner'}]
    >>> app.folder.get_local_roles()
    (('test_user_1_', ('Manager',)),)
 
The folder also contains a CMF portal which is where the setup
handlers will be applied.  The portal itself also has changed security
settings.

    >>> portal
    <CMFSite at /folder/cmf>
    >>> portal.permission_settings(
    ...     'Review portal content')[0]['acquire']
    ''
    >>> portal.rolesOfPermission('Review portal content')
    [{'selected': '', 'name': 'Anonymous'},
     {'selected': '', 'name': 'Authenticated'},
     {'selected': 'SELECTED', 'name': 'Manager'},
     {'selected': '', 'name': 'Member'},
     {'selected': 'SELECTED', 'name': 'Owner'},
     {'selected': '', 'name': 'Reviewer'}]
    >>> portal.get_local_roles()
    (('portal_owner', ('Owner',)),
     ('test_user_1_', ('Member',)))

The portal also contains a folder with a document in it both of which
also have modified security settings.

    >>> portal.folder
    <PortalFolder a