Users and Roles API

Access to all JasperReports Server functionality is based on assigned user-level and role-level permissions. So managing users and roles is a critical aspect of the public API.

The com.jaspersoft.jasperserver.api.metadata.user.service.UserAuthorityService interface has methods for creating, modifying, and removing users and roles. The API manipulates only these two types of entities for which public interfaces are available:

Users — represented by the com.jaspersoft.jasperserver.api.metadata.user.domain.User interface.
Roles — represented by the com.jaspersoft.jasperserver.api.metadata.user.domain.Role interface.

You can define a new user in a few easy steps:

User workingUser = userAuthService.newUser(null);
workingUser.setFullName("John Doe");
userAuthService.putUser(null, workingUser);

The setTenantId method specifies the organization the user belongs to. However, note the following:

If you're using commercial editions of JasperReports Server, you should use this method in most cases, but if your instance hosts only a single organization, this method should set most user’s organization to the default (organization_1).
If you're defining a special administrative user (similar to superuser) that shouldn’t be affiliated with an organization, do not call setTenantId.

To get the user information from the database, you can call the getUser method by providing the user name.

You can remove users from the database by name with the deleteUser method.

Equivalent methods for managing roles are available in the UserAuthorityService. You can assign users to roles using the following two methods:

public void addRole(ExecutionContext context, User aUser, Role role);
public void removeRole(ExecutionContext context, User aUser, Role role);

Additional methods for finding users with specific roles are available. You can find details about them if you consult the Javadoc for the UserAuthorityService interface.