netwerk/base/public/nsIPermissionManager.idl
author Gregor Wagner <anygregor@gmail.com>
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:19:00 -0700
changeset 107636 aa121eb778625b76a9ae54b5323c4d7143382663
parent 107553 2a218efe1e3a6bc1e6e70a8848ff8bb8ee436a70
child 107827 da5b2bdfd1153b8edca68de4b9d48c11780ef523
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 770731 - Expose JS API for modifying app permissions. r=sicking

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 2; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
 * file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/. */

/**
 * This file contains an interface to the Permission Manager,
 * used to persistenly store permissions for different object types (cookies, 
 * images etc) on a site-by-site basis.
 *
 * This service broadcasts the following notification when the permission list
 * is changed:
 *
 * topic  : "perm-changed" (PERM_CHANGE_NOTIFICATION)
 *          broadcast whenever the permission list changes in some way. there
 *          are four possible data strings for this notification; one
 *          notification will be broadcast for each change, and will involve
 *          a single permission.
 * subject: an nsIPermission interface pointer representing the permission object
 *          that changed.
 * data   : "deleted"
 *          a permission was deleted. the subject is the deleted permission.
 *          "added"
 *          a permission was added. the subject is the added permission.
 *          "changed"
 *          a permission was changed. the subject is the new permission.
 *          "cleared"
 *          the entire permission list was cleared. the subject is null.
 */

#include "nsISupports.idl"
#include "nsISimpleEnumerator.idl"

interface nsIURI;
interface nsIObserver;
interface nsIPrincipal;

[scriptable, uuid(da33450a-f3cb-4fdb-93ee-219644e450c2)]
interface nsIPermissionManager : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Predefined return values for the testPermission method and for
   * the permission param of the add method
   * NOTE: UNKNOWN_ACTION (0) is reserved to represent the
   * default permission when no entry is found for a host, and
   * should not be used by consumers to indicate otherwise.
   */
  const uint32_t UNKNOWN_ACTION = 0;
  const uint32_t ALLOW_ACTION = 1;
  const uint32_t DENY_ACTION = 2;
  const uint32_t PROMPT_ACTION = 3;

  /**
   * Predefined expiration types for permissions.  Permissions can be permanent
   * (never expire), expire at the end of the session, or expire at a specified
   * time.
   */
  const uint32_t EXPIRE_NEVER = 0;
  const uint32_t EXPIRE_SESSION = 1;
  const uint32_t EXPIRE_TIME = 2;

  /**
   * Add permission information for a given URI and permission type. This
   * operation will cause the type string to be registered if it does not
   * currently exist. If a permission already exists for a given type, it
   * will be modified.
   *
   * @param uri         the uri to add the permission for
   * @param type        a case-sensitive ASCII string, identifying the consumer.
   *                    Consumers should choose this string to be unique, with
   *                    respect to other consumers.
   * @param permission  an integer representing the desired action (e.g. allow
   *                    or deny). The interpretation of this number is up to the
   *                    consumer, and may represent different actions for different
   *                    types. Consumers may use one of the enumerated permission
   *                    actions defined above, for convenience.
   *                    NOTE: UNKNOWN_ACTION (0) is reserved to represent the
   *                    default permission when no entry is found for a host, and
   *                    should not be used by consumers to indicate otherwise.
   * @param expiretype  a constant defining whether this permission should
   *                    never expire (EXPIRE_NEVER), expire at the end of the
   *                    session (EXPIRE_SESSION), or expire at a specified time
   *                    (EXPIRE_TIME).
   * @param expiretime  an integer representation of when this permission
   *                    should be forgotten (milliseconds since Jan 1 1970 0:00:00). 
   */
  void add(in nsIURI uri,
           in string type,
           in uint32_t permission,
           [optional] in uint32_t expireType,
           [optional] in int64_t expireTime);

  /**
   * Add permission information for a given principal.
   * It is internally calling the other add() method using the nsIURI from the
   * principal.
   * Passing a system principal will be a no-op because they will always be
   * granted permissions.
   */
  void addFromPrincipal(in nsIPrincipal principal, in string typed,
                        in uint32_t permission,
                        [optional] in uint32_t expireType,
                        [optional] in int64_t expireTime);

  /**
   * Remove permission information for a given host string and permission type.
   * The host string represents the exact entry in the permission list (such as
   * obtained from the enumerator), not a URI which that permission might apply
   * to.
   *
   * @param host   the host to remove the permission for
   * @param type   a case-sensitive ASCII string, identifying the consumer. 
   *               The type must have been previously registered using the
   *               add() method.
   */
  void remove(in AUTF8String host,
              in string type);

  /**
   * Remove permission information for a given principal.
   * This is internally calling remove() with the host from the principal's URI.
   * Passing system principal will be a no-op because we never add them to the
   * database.
   */
  void removeFromPrincipal(in nsIPrincipal principal, in string type);

  /**
   * Clear permission information for all websites.
   */
  void removeAll();

  /**
   * Test whether a website has permission to perform the given action.
   * @param uri     the uri to be tested
   * @param type    a case-sensitive ASCII string, identifying the consumer
   * @param return  see add(), param permission. returns UNKNOWN_ACTION when
   *                there is no stored permission for this uri and / or type.
   */
  uint32_t testPermission(in nsIURI uri,
                          in string type);

  /**
   * Test whether the principal has the permission to perform a given action.
   * System principals will always have permissions granted.
   */
  uint32_t testPermissionFromPrincipal(in nsIPrincipal principal,
                                       in string type);

  /**
   * Test whether a website has permission to perform the given action.
   * This requires an exact hostname match, subdomains are not a match.
   * @param uri     the uri to be tested
   * @param type    a case-sensitive ASCII string, identifying the consumer
   * @param return  see add(), param permission. returns UNKNOWN_ACTION when
   *                there is no stored permission for this uri and / or type.
   */
  uint32_t testExactPermission(in nsIURI uri,
                               in string type);

  /**
   * See testExactPermission() above.
   * System principals will always have permissions granted.
   */
  uint32_t testExactPermissionFromPrincipal(in nsIPrincipal principal,
                                            in string type);

  /**
   * Allows enumeration of all stored permissions
   * @return an nsISimpleEnumerator interface that allows access to
   *         nsIPermission objects
   */
  readonly attribute nsISimpleEnumerator enumerator;

  /**
   * Remove all permissions associated with a given app id.
   */
  void removePermissionsForApp(in unsigned long appId);
};

%{ C++
#define NS_PERMISSIONMANAGER_CONTRACTID "@mozilla.org/permissionmanager;1"

#define PERM_CHANGE_NOTIFICATION "perm-changed"
%}