PFRole

@interface PFRole : PFObject <PFSubclassing>

The PFRole class represents a Role on the Parse server. PFRoles represent groupings of PFUser objects for the purposes of granting permissions (e.g. specifying a PFACL for a PFObject). Roles are specified by their sets of child users and child roles, all of which are granted any permissions that the parent role has.

Roles must have a name (which cannot be changed after creation of the role), and must specify an ACL.

  • Constructs a new PFRole with the given name. If no default ACL has been specified, you must provide an ACL for the role.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull instancetype)initWithName:(nonnull NSString *)name;

    Parameters

    name

    The name of the Role to create.

  • Constructs a new PFRole with the given name.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull instancetype)initWithName:(nonnull NSString *)name
                                     acl:(nullable PFACL *)acl;

    Parameters

    name

    The name of the Role to create.

    acl

    The ACL for this role. Roles must have an ACL.

  • Constructs a new PFRole with the given name.

    If no default ACL has been specified, you must provide an ACL for the role.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    + (nonnull instancetype)roleWithName:(nonnull NSString *)name;

    Parameters

    name

    The name of the Role to create.

  • Constructs a new PFRole with the given name.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    + (nonnull instancetype)roleWithName:(nonnull NSString *)name
                                     acl:(nullable PFACL *)acl;

    Parameters

    name

    The name of the Role to create.

    acl

    The ACL for this role. Roles must have an ACL.

  • Gets or sets the name for a role.

    This value must be set before the role has been saved to the server, and cannot be set once the role has been saved.

    Warning

    A role’s name can only contain alphanumeric characters, _, -, and spaces.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readwrite, copy, nonatomic) NSString *_Nonnull name;
  • Gets the PFRelation for the PFUser objects that are direct children of this role.

    These users are granted any privileges that this role has been granted (e.g. read or write access through ACLs). You can add or remove users from the role through this relation.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readonly, strong, nonatomic) PFRelation<PFUser *> *_Nonnull users;
  • Gets the PFRelation for the PFRole objects that are direct children of this role.

    These roles’ users are granted any privileges that this role has been granted (e.g. read or write access through ACLs). You can add or remove child roles from this role through this relation.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readonly, strong, nonatomic) PFRelation<PFRole *> *_Nonnull roles;