Starting today, the statements in an access record, can now additionally specify both
User based access records
groups were only available as properties of the access record, which meant all
statements applied to all
users and all
groups. This made it easy to support having one group of users with many statements. Additionally, access records could be directly associated with a
user so that it was clear that changes to an access meant changes for that particular user.
To change a user's permissions, it was as simple as looking up the access record with the same ID as the user:
Fetch an Authress access record
const record = await authressClient.records.getRecord(userId);
And then making necessary changes to that record.
Resource based access records
However, when multiple users each needed different access to the same resource, multiple access records would need to be configured. One for each set of permissions. This was because all statements in the access record applied to all users in the record. To have different permissions, separate records would be created, each with the separate set of users.
Now, access records can directly specify which statements should be applied to which users.
Instead of listing the users at the record level:
Enable statement level user assignment switch:
And then enter the users in the statement section of the record. Each statement can have separate users: