Connector activation

The Connector is not mandatory. If you do not plan to provide file interaction, you can skip this section.

The Connector by default is not present and disabled for security reasons!

It takes two steps to enable it:

  1. Declare the ConnectorServlet in your web.xml
      <web-app version="2.4">

    Assuming you installed the editor in the /fckeditor folder in your webapp.
    The Connector is now declared but still disabled. The response is going to be an error message.

  2. Create a file in your classpath and add:

The Connector is now enabled.

Extending the Connector

Skip this section if you are not interested in extending the Connector.

The basic idea of extending the Connector is to provide interfaces for user-dependent interactions which can be implemented by the web application developer. All methods are passed the current HttpServletRequest instance in order to retrieve request and/or session attributes to assemble a user-specific return value. We intentionally do not impose any constraints or indorse any particular implementation approach to give you the freedom to implement the interfaces the way it fits best in your environment.

Supply the fully-qualified class names of the implementing classes as described in the configuration settings.

Right now, the integration pack provides two interfaces to extend the Connector:

  1. net.fckeditor.requestcycle.UserPathBuilder

    This interface consists only of one method String getUserFilesPath(final HttpServletRequest). You are able to construct a user-dependent UserFilesPath, e.g. /userfiles/johndoe.

  2. net.fckeditor.requestcycle.UserAction

    There are two methods to authorize users to do file-based actions:

    • boolean isEnabledForFileBrowsing(final HttpServletRequest) denoting the user's ability to browse files on the server.
    • boolean isEnabledForFileUpload(final HttpServletRequest) denoting the user's ability to upload files to the server.

    For those who want to enable all users to browse and upload files, there is a ready-to-use implementation UserActionImpl.