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Granular Permission Management with CASL Library

Last updated on
November 2, 2023


Managing user permissions

Managing user permissions for complex applications is a significant challenge, especially when multiple users with different roles need access to specific data. This challenge becomes more complex as applications grow and roles change.

Implementation of granular permissions

To address this, a granular project management approach was implemented in a Metrics Tool application. The Metrics Tool serves as a platform for IT project management, providing insights into project performance for informed decision-making.

CASL Javascript

To handle permissions effectively, the CASL library was employed. CASL is a JavaScript library designed for managing user access control. It allows administrators to define precise permissions for various user roles, ensuring that users can only access the necessary features and data relevant to their tasks.


Granular Permission Management with CASL Library

Managing permission for complex applications is too… complex

User permissions management is one of the biggest challenges for complex applications. With multiple users working on different aspects, it is important to ensure that each user has the appropriate level of access to the data they need to do their job. Access control becomes an even bigger issue when the roles keep on changing as the application grows, especially in large organizations with complex hierarchies and multiple user roles.

Here's how we set up granular project management in a Metrics Tool application.

<span class="colorbox1" fs-test-element="box1"><p>What is a Metrics Tool?</p><p>It is an essential platform for IT project management that allows users to monitor and evaluate the performance of various IT projects. The tool provides insights and metrics on project progress and other critical parameters, enabling businesses to make data-driven decisions.</p></span>

Granular permissions with CASL library

This is where the CASL library comes into play.

CASL is a library for managing user permissions and access control in JavaScript applications. It provides a flexible and powerful way to define user roles and permissions and to enforce those permissions across the application.

With the CASL library, administrators can define granular permissions for different user roles, ensuring that users only have access to the features and data they need to perform their tasks. For example, project managers may have access to all project metrics, while team members may only be able to view metrics related to their specific projects.

CASL Library in action

By using the CASL library in the Metrics Tool project, organizations can ensure that their data is secure and that users have access to the right information, resulting in better decision-making and improved project outcomes.

Example of a CASL implementation

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Tomasz Piela
JavaScript Software Engineer

Full-stack developer with 8 years of professional experience. JavaScript enthusiast. Graduate of The Silesian University of Technology.

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