I am currently working on a PHP application and I am in need of a way to represent permissions or access levels. I have thought about using an enumeration, but I am not sure if it is appropriate in this case. Can anyone provide some advice or suggestions?
To give you some background, I have a web application that requires different levels of access for different users. For example, some users may have full administrative permissions, while others may only have read-only access. I want to ensure that I have a structured and organized way to handle these different levels of access.
I have researched a bit and came across the concept of enumerations, which seem to provide a way to define a set of related constants. I believe this could be useful in my case, as I can define an enumeration for the different access levels and easily refer to them throughout my code.
However, I am still uncertain if using an enumeration is the best approach in a PHP application. I want to make sure that I am following best practices and using a solution that is both efficient and maintainable.
If anyone has experience with representing permissions or access levels in PHP applications, I would greatly appreciate your insights. Can I use an enumeration to represent permissions or access levels? If not, what would be a more suitable alternative? Any code examples or recommendations would be really helpful.
Thank you in advance for your assistance!