How would you use UML to model the following relationship?

Paul Reed

Although you can create an Association class for 1:M and even 1:1 relationships (thanks Mr. Moore), they are quite rare in practice. Association classes are typically used in a m:m context. I assume a domain can have more than one privilege? and you have already stated that a privilege can only be related to one domain. I also assume more than one user can have the same privilege? Then your class diagram should look like:

0..* 0..* 0..* 1
User------------Privilege-------Domain
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Responsibility

I am having problems with how this appears in the message but I have added a Responsibility class because it captures the information about the association between you the user and a given privilege (like the date you added it etc). So, it is the association class that should extend from the association between User and Privilege. With your previous solution, a privilege could only be related to one user and one domain...not what you want. With all of this I am assuming a privilege is some type of application functionality? I have had to implement a similar design and this solution worked quite well.

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