Task Scopes

Taskcluster permissions are represented by "scopes", covered in more detail in the design section. For this section, it is enough to know that a scope is a permission to perform a particular action.

A task has a set of scopes that determine what the task can do. These scopes are validated by the worker. For example, a worker may limit access to features based on whether the running task has a corresponding scope. It is also possible for a task to make arbitrary API calls using its scopes via an authenticating proxy.

Taskcluster avoids "scope escalation", where a user might gain use of scopes they do not have, by requiring that the creator of a task have all of the scopes associated with the task. Thus a task's scopes must be satisfied by the scopes its creator has.

In fact, several scope sets must be satisfieid to create a task:

  • Scopes to create a task for the given worker type
  • Scopes corresponding to some some components of the task definition, such as routes, priorities, and schedulerId.
  • The task's scopes property