All Known Implementing Classes:
NullRoleHierarchy, RoleHierarchyImpl

public interface RoleHierarchy
The simple interface of a role hierarchy.
  • Method Details

    • getReachableGrantedAuthorities

      Collection<? extends GrantedAuthority> getReachableGrantedAuthorities(Collection<? extends GrantedAuthority> authorities)
      Returns an array of all reachable authorities.

      Reachable authorities are the directly assigned authorities plus all authorities that are (transitively) reachable from them in the role hierarchy.

      Role hierarchy: ROLE_A > ROLE_B > ROLE_C.
      Directly assigned authority: ROLE_A.
      Reachable authorities: ROLE_A, ROLE_B, ROLE_C.

      authorities - - List of the directly assigned authorities.
      List of all reachable authorities given the assigned authorities.