[Zope] PluggableAuthService question about roles

Thomas Bennett bennetttm at appstate.edu
Mon Apr 2 14:45:42 EDT 2007

I have installed the following:

Zope Version 	(Zope 2.9.7-final, python 2.4.4, linux2) 
Python Version 	2.4.4 (#1, Oct 23 2006, 13:58:00) 
                       [GCC 4.1.1 20061011 (Red Hat 4.1.1-30)] 
System Platform 	linux2 
SOFTWARE_HOME 	/var/zope/lib/python 
ZOPE_HOME 	/var/zope 
INSTANCE_HOME 	/var/zope 
CLIENT_HOME 	/var/zope/var 
Network Services 	ZServer.HTTPServer.zhttp_server (Port: 8086)
ZServer.HTTPServer.zwebdav_server (Port: 9800)

I'm using Zeo storage with this.

The main problem is my understanding roles with  my new set up.

I am moving from a Zope 2.6.1 setup to the setup shown above.  I've already 
added some Products to my INSTANCE_HOME/Products directory including Plone 
which includes the PluggableAuthService folder.  I installed a Plone site for 
testing and deleted it.

  It appears that PAS has taken over my root acl_users folder or is this now a 
default in 2.9.

  Now I can only add users from the ZODB User Manager under /acl_users/users, 
there is nowhere to add a user from an Add buttion as in the older version of 

  I can add roles from ZODB Role Manager in /acl_users/roles but these roles 
don't show up under the Security tab on any page.  I can add local roles 
under the Security tab and they don't show up in /acl_users/roles. 

I have searched and can find little to no documentation on use or difference 
in the two authentication methods.  Where can I find more information on 
roles in 2.9.7 and use in this situation?

Is this normal behavior and if so how can I synchronize roles between the 
Security tab and /acl_users/roles or is it not possible?

Am still searching the WEB and archives in the meantime.



Thomas McMillan Grant Bennett		Appalachian State University
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University Library				Boone, North Carolina 28608
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