rbac

Hierarchical Role Based Access Control

RBAC

(Hierarchical Role Based Access Control)

RBAC is the authorization library for NodeJS.

I needed hierarchical role based access control for my projects based on ExpressJS. I had one requirement. This structure must be permanently stored in various storages. For example in memory or Mongoose. Because there is a lot of options for storing of data and many of them are asynchronous. I created asynchronous API. Please, if you found any bug or you need custom API, create an issue or pull request.

Link to Documentation

npm install rbac
var RBAC = require('rbac');
var rbac = new RBAC({
    roles        : ['superadmin', 'admin', 'user', 'guest'],
    permissions  : {
        user     : ['create', 'delete'],
        password : ['change', 'forgot'],
        article  : ['create'],
        rbac     : ['update']
    },
    grants: {
        guest: ['create_user', 'forgot_password'],
        user: ['change_password'],
        admin: ['user', 'delete_user', 'update_rbac'],
        superadmin: ['admin']
    }
}, function(errrbac) {
    if(err) {
        throw err;
    }
}); 
var express = require('express');
var RBAC = require('rbac');
var secure = require('rbac/controllers/express');
 
//your custom controller for express 
function adminController(reqresnext) {
    res.send('Hello admin');
}
 
var app = express();
var rbac = new RBAC({
    roles: ['admin', 'user']  
}, function(errrbac) {
    if(err) throw err;
 
    //setup express routes 
    app.use('/admin', secure.hasRole(rbac, 'admin'), adminController);
});
rbac.can('admin', 'create', 'article', function(errcan) {
    if(err) {
        throw err; //process error 
    }
        
    if(can) {
        console.log('Admin is able create article');    
    }
});
 
//or you can use instance of admin role 
 
rbac.getRole('admin', function(erradmin) {
    if(err) {
        throw err; //process error 
    }
 
    if(!admin) {
        return console.log('Role does not exists');
    }
 
    admin.can('create', 'article', function(errcan) {
        if(err) throw err; //process error 
        
        if(can) {
            console.log('Admin is able create article');    
        }
    }); 
});

Please take a look on plugin mongoose-hrbac

npm run doc
npm run test        
npm run build     

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Zlatko Fedor zlatkofedor@cherrysro.com

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