The user object


In contrast to other user folders, a user in a PAS environment does not have a single source. Various aspects of a user (properties, groups, roles, etc.) are managed by different plugins. To accommodate this, PAS features a user object which provides a single interface to all different aspects.

There are two basic user types: a normal user (as defined by the IBasicUser interface) and a user with member properties (defined by the IPropertiedUser interface). Since basic users are not used within Plone we will only consider IPropertiedUser users.

returns the user id. This is a unique identifier for a user.
Return the login name used by the user to log into the system.
Return the roles assigned to a user "globally".
Return the roles assigned to the user within a specific context. This includes the global roles as returned by getRoles().