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Net::Citadel

NAME

Net::Citadel − Citadel.org protocol coverage

SYNOPSIS

  use Net::Citadel;
  my $c = new Net::Citadel (host => 'citadel.example.org');
  $c−>login ('Administrator', 'goodpassword');
  my @floors = $c−>floors;
  eval {
     $c−>assert_floor ('Level 6 (Management)');
  }; warn $@ if $@;
  $c−>retract_floor ('Level 6 (Management)');
  $c−>logout;

DESCRIPTION

Citadel is a "turnkey open-source solution for email and collaboration" (this is as far as marketing can go :−). The main component is the citadel server. To communicate with it you can use either a web interface, or − if you have to automate things − with a protocol

   http://www.citadel.org/doku.php/documentation:appproto:start

This package tries to do a bit of abstraction (more could be done) and handles some of the protocol handling. The basic idea is that the application using the package deals with Citadel’s objects: rooms, floors, users.

INTERFACE

Constructor
The constructor creates a handle to the citadel server (and creates the TCP connection). It expects the following named parameters:
host
(default: "localhost")

The hostname (or IP address) where the citadel server is running on. Defaults to "localhost".

port (default: "CITADEL_PORT")

The port there.

The constructor will die if no connection can be established.

Methods
Authentication
login

$c−>login ($user, $pwd)

Logs in this user, or will die if that fails.

logout

$c−>logout

Well, logs out the current user.

Floors
floors

@floors = $c−>floors

Retrieves a list ( ARRAY ) of known floors. Each entry is a hash reference with the name, the number of rooms in that floor and the index as ID . The index within the array is also the ID of the floor.

assert_floor

$c−>assert_floor ($floor_name)

Creates the floor with the name provided, or if it already exists simply returns. This only dies if there are insufficient privileges.

retract_floor

$c−>retract_floor ($floor_name)

Retracts a floor with this name. Dies if that fails because of insufficient privileges. Does not die if the floor did not exist.

NOTE : Citadel server (v7.20) seems to have the bug that you cannot delete an empty floor without restarting the server. Not much I can do here about that.

rooms

@rooms = $c−>rooms ($floor_name)

Retrieves the rooms on that given floor.

Rooms
assert_room

$c−>assert_room ($floor_name, $room_name, [ $room_attributes ])

Creates the room on the given floor. If the room already exists there, nothing else happens. If the floor does not exist, it will complain.

The optional room attributes are provided as hash with the following fields
"access" (default: "PUBLIC")

One of the constants "PUBLIC", "PRIVATE", "PRIVATE_PASSWORD", "PRIVATE_INVITATION" or "PERSONAL".

"password" (default: empty)
"default_view" (default: empty)

retract_room

$c−>retract_room ($floor_name, $room_name)

NOTE : Not implemented yet.

Users
create_user

$c−>create_user ($username, $password)

Tries to create a user with name and password. Fails if this user already exists (or some other reason).

change_user

$c−>change_user ($user_name, $aspect => $value)

Changes certain aspects of a user. Currently understood aspects are
"password" (string)
"access_level" (0..6, constants available)

remove_user

$c−>remove_user ($name)

Removes the user (actually sets level to "DELETED_USER").

Miscellaneous
echo

$c−>echo ($string)

Tests the connection.

time

$t = $c−>time

Gets the UNIX time from the server.

"TODO": timezone handling

TODOs

− Decent GUI using Mason + AJAX

SEE ALSO

   http://www.citadel.org/doku.php/documentation:appproto:app_proto

AUTHOR

Robert Barta, <drrho AT cpan DOT org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 200[78] by Robert Barta

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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