Flex :: Build Dynamic UI And Allow A User To Create New Roles And Set Permissions?

Dec 6, 2010

I'm changing the way I build my UI from this:

If ( role == 'Admin' ) myComp.visible = false;

...to a totally dynamic UI based on what is returned from the DB.I've read about role-based access control and understand that it's best that the server generates the UI after a user is authenticated, but apart from re-doing the entire backend to store MXML et al., is there a better approach? Is it a bad idea to have a Permissions object that has properties like:

showTabOne:Boolean = true;
allUserToEditGrids:Boolean = false;

The components visibility and includeInLayout properties will be bound to these values. The UI will also allow a user to create new roles and set permissions.The only drawback I see is that every time a new feature is added, the app will have to be recompiled to update the bindings.

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