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Could anyone tell me if it is possible to avoid mapping application roles to users/groups at deployment time and possibly map them within a login module.

For example I have a requirement to authenticate against a db which I am using a custom user registry for. However I do not want to have to map every role in the system to a user or group within the container as this information is contained within the db.

Is there any way to define this mapping at login perhaps by adding principals representing the roles?

Any help would be much appreciated
 
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