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How can I get HeaderHash of a CapGrant element?

Hi all -

I am building a small proof of concept, which is heavily dependent on using capabilities for ‘access control’. All user data is currently set as ‘private’.
Right now I have a working zome which can make assigned grants, and lets grantees see the grantors source chain entries.

My next TODO is to let the grantors delete/revoke the cap grant. I am using the example delete_cap_grant function here, on line 49:

pub fn delete_cap_grant(header_hash: HeaderHash) -> ExternResult<HeaderHash> {

This seems pretty simple. But it requires HeaderHash of the CapGrant element as the input.

My question is - how do I obtain the CapGrant HeaderHash so the user can pass it to the delete_cap_grant function?

entry.rs says that

"Every host function that commits an entry returns the new HeaderHash"

and also -

" The header hash can be extracted from the Element as element.header_hashed().as_hash()"

So it sounds like it should be easy to access. Can someone please provide an example how to do it?

Thanks for your help, alex.

So I think you have two options here:

  1. let header_hash = create_cap_grant(...) returns the header hash that you want already.
  2. Use query to get the list of elements from your source chain, and then use your element.header_hashed().as_hash() to get the hash for the element. Here is a real-world example to get only entries of one type.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

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hey thanks!

YES it worked!! I just used #1 and passed create_cap_grant into a new var and returned that. Thanks a lot Guillem.

I have a follow up question please - now that the grant can be revoked, I want to build a tryorama test to make sure that the grantee cannot call the function with delegation from the grantor. Can I write a test like:


or something like that??
I want the test to pass if the attempt to use the CapGrant fails.

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yes… If you are doing the await alice.call('try_to_use_cap_grant_fn'), then you’ll need to wrap that in a try catch block in tryorama and do the t.ok(false) and t.ok(true) there wherever they make sense for your case.

ah ok I get it.
thanks very much!