Core extensions

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This kind of extension enables you to add features at OpenKM Core level, implementing extension points. Actually there are a couple of methods which can be extended in this way but the list will grow as needed.


Nota advertencia.png This kind of extensions are in development and only available in trunk. We expect to be included in a future OpenKM 5.2 release.

First of all, lets create an extension sample. Suppose you want to disable the uploading of certain type of documents in a folder. You need to create a Java project with your favorite IDE (or CLI), create a class which implements an interface and create a JAR archive. This generated archive should be placed in the $JBOSS_HOME/plugins directory.

That's all! The plugin will be used next time you restart JBoss. But more interesting. You can also refresh your plugins without restarting the application server. To do so, go to Administration > Scripting and execute this command:

 com.openkm.extension.core.ExtensionManager.getInstance().reset();

Let's see how you can implement this plugin.

Plugin implementation

We will create a class called MyDocumentExtension, extending from DocumentExtension:

package com.openkm.sample.extension;
 
public class MyDocumentExtension implements DocumentExtension {
  @Override
  public int getOrder() {
    return 0;
  }
 
  @Override
  public void preCreate(Session session, Ref<Node> parentNode, Ref<File> content, Ref<Document> doc) {
    // To be implemented
  }
 
  @Override
  public void postCreate(Session session, Ref<Node> parNode, Ref<Node> docNode, Ref<Document> doc) {
    // To be implemented
  }
}

These two methods represent two extension points in the document created action. The first one (preCreate) will be executed BEFORE the document is created. The second one (postCreate) will be executed AFTER the document creation. The getOrder method actually is not important but if you have many registered DocumentExtensions, it may be useful to force an execution order.

So, we want to reject a document creation when placed in a folder. Our objective is the preCreate method:

@Override
public void preCreate(Session session, Ref<Node> parentNode, Ref<File> content, Ref<Document> doc) throws 
    AccessDeniedException, ExtensionException {
  try {
    if (parentNode.get().getPath().equals("/okm:root/forbidden") && doc.get().getMimeType().equals("application/pdf")) {
      throw new AccessDeniedException("Can't upload PDF documents here");
    }
  } catch (RepositoryException e) {
    new ExtensionException(e.getMessage());
  }
}

The hard work has been done. Now, to declare this class as an extension you need to add the @PluginImplementation annotation. To use this annotation you need to include the library jspf-1.0.1.jar as a project dependency. You can download this library from http://code.google.com/p/jspf/. This is the class once all the steps have been finished:

package com.openkm.sample.extension;
 
import net.xeoh.plugins.base.annotations.PluginImplementation;
 
@PluginImplementation
public class MyDocumentExtension implements DocumentExtension {
  @Override
  public int getOrder() {
    return 0;
  }
 
  public void preCreate(Session session, Ref<Node> parentNode, Ref<File> content, Ref<Document> doc) throws 
      AccessDeniedException, ExtensionException {
    try {
      if (parentNode.get().getPath().equals("/okm:root/forbidden") && doc.get().getMimeType().equals("application/pdf")) {
        throw new AccessDeniedException("Can't upload PDF documents here");
      }
    } catch (RepositoryException e) {
      new ExtensionException(e.getMessage());
    }
  }
 
  @Override
  public void postCreate(Session session, Ref<Node> parNode, Ref<Node> docNode, Ref<Document> doc) {
  }
}